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Meeting No. 59
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in a televised videoconference session at 3:27 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Alan Tonks, presiding.


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


Witnesses: David Suzuki Foundation: Pierre Sadik, Sustainability Specialist. United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Jill Rutter, Director, Strategy and Sustainable Development; Caroline Season, Senior Policy Analyst.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), the Committee resumed consideration of the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development for the year 2005 - Chapter 7, Sustainable Development Strategies, referred to the Committee on September 29, 2005.

Jill Rutter and Pierre Sadik made statements and, with the other witness, answered questions.


On motion of Nathan Cullen, it was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development instruct its research staff to produce a briefing in consultation with the office of the Commissioner of the Environment on the Government’s response to the Committee’s seventh report: Finding the Energy to Act: Reducing Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions.


On motion of Brian Jean, it was agreed, — That the Members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) travel to Fort McMurray, Alberta for a tour of the oil sands plant sites to see first hand the issues facing the industry and the Community as it relates to Environmental issues.


At 4:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:00 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


At 5:10 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Eugene Morawski
Clerk of the Committee

2005-11-29 1:46 p.m.