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Meeting No. 21
Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in a televised session at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Alan Tonks, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Bernard Bigras, Nathan Cullen, David J. McGuinty, Bob Mills, Hon. Denis Paradis, Yasmin Ratansi, Lee Richardson, Christian Simard, Alan Tonks, Jeff Watson and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


Acting Members present: Colin Carrie for Brian Jean.


Associate Members present: Francis Scarpaleggia.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tim Williams, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Scott Brison, Minister of Public Works and Government Services; Hon. Walt Lastewka, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services.


Witnesses: Department of Public Works and Government Services: François Guimond, Associate Deputy Minister; George Butts, Director General, Acquisition Program Integrity Secretariat Sector. Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance: F.S. (Rick) Thomas, President; Graeme Feltham, General Manager, Regulatory, ATCO Gas; Gerry MacDonald, Director, NGV Business Development, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.; Al Basham, Executive Vice-President, Clean Energy; Charlie Ker, Director, Government and Industry Affairs, Westport Innovations Inc.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 23, 2004, the Committee resumed its study on Canada's Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol - Part I - Setting the Stage: The Current Situation.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


Rick Thomas made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 1:15 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Eugene Morawski
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/17 1:21 p.m.