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Meeting No. 5
Thursday, November 4, 2004

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in a televised session at 9:06 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Alan Tonks, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Francis Scarpaleggia for Hon. Denis Paradis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tim Williams, Analyst; Kristen Douglas, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Stéphane Dion, Minister of the Environment.


Witnesses: Parks Canada Agency: Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer. Department of the Environment: Trevor Swerdfager, Director General, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environmental Conservation Service.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 26, 2004, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and the Parks Canada Agency Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.

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


It was agreed, — That the Committee commence clause-by-clause study of Bill C-7.


Clauses 1 to 3 inclusive carried severally.


On Clause 4,


Clause 4 carried on division.


Clauses 5 to 28 inclusive carried severally.


The Title carried.


The Bill carried.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 2, 2004, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.

The Minister made an opening statement and, with the witness, answered questions.


At 11:02 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Eugene Morawski
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/01 9:31 a.m.