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Meeting No. 9
Thursday, November 25, 2004

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 9:15 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C Centre Block, the Chair, Alan Tonks, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Joe Comartin for Nathan Cullen, Cheryl Gallant for Brian Jean and Francis Scarpaleggia for Yasmin Ratansi.


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

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.

It was agreed, — That the Chair be authorized to make certain amendments to the draft report for approval by the appropriate members.


It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.


It was agreed, — That the draft report be adopted as the Second Report of the Committee.


It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House as its Second Report .


On motion of Bernard Bigras, it was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Environment invite Mr. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance, before December 17th 2004, to answer questions on Canada’s fiscal measures aimed at applying a sustainable development strategy.


At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Eugene Morawski
Clerk of the Committee

2004-11-25 1:50 p.m.