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Meeting No. 5

Wednesday, November 17, 1999

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 3:37 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Charles Caccia, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Charles Caccia, Rick Casson, Jocelyne Girard-Bujold, Joe Jordan, Karen Kraft Sloan, Walt Lastewka, Peter Mancini, David Pratt, Julian Reed, Paddy Torsney.

Acting Member present: Clifford Lincoln for Nick Discepola.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Christine Labelle and Linda Webster, Research Officers.

Witnesses: From the Sierra Club of Canada: Angela Rickman, Deputy Director. From the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund: Burkhard Mausberg, Executive Director. From the World Wildlife Fund: Theo Colborn, Senior Fellow, WWF (United States); Julia Langer, Director, Toxicology Program.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the Committee resumed its study on the management and use of pesticides in Canada including an evaluation of the performance of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency in preventing pollution and in protecting the environment and human health (See Minutes of Proceedings, Tuesday, October 26,1999 (Meeting no. 1))

Angela Rickman, Burkhard Mausberg and Theo Colborn made statements and with Julia Langer answered questions.

At 5:38 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.




Stephen Knowles
Clerk of the Committee