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Meeting No. 8
Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 9:08 a.m. this day, in Room 209 West Block, the Chair, Alan Tonks, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Colin Carrie for Lee Richardson, Joe Comartin for Nathan Cullen and Cheryl Gallant for Brian Jean.


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

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

On motion of Bernard Bigras, it was agreed, - That the Committee adopt the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

1. That for Committee study of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Committee call witnesses from the Canadian Maritime Law Association and the Shipping Federation of Canada on November 30, 2004.

2. That a request for a legal opinion on the compliance of Bill C-15 with international conventions be requested from the Department of Justice.

3. That the Committee proceed to clause by clause study of Bill C-15, if possible, on November 30 or December 2.

4. That the draft outline for a study on Canada's implementation of the Kyoto Protocol prepared by the Committee analyst be adopted.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on October 21, 2004, the Committee resumed its study of the the Great Lakes Charter Annex.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.


At 10:33 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Eugene Morawski
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/01 9:36 a.m.