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Meeting No. 21
Monday, February 21, 2005

The Standing Committee on Industry, Natural Resources, Science and Technology met by videoconference (Rouyn-Noranda) at 3:33 p.m. this day, in Room 701 La Promenade Building, the Chair, Brent St. Denis, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Michael Chong, Hon. Denis Coderre, Paul Crête, Brian Masse, Hon. Jerry Pickard, Werner Schmidt, Brent St. Denis and Bradley R. Trost.


Acting Members present: Françoise Boivin for Andy Savoy, Sébastien Gagnon for Serge Cardin, Yvon Lévesque for Paul Crête, Inky Mark for John Duncan and David Smith for Lynn Myers.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Dan Shaw, Analyst. House of Commons: Joann Garbig, Legislative Clerk; Jean-François Lafleur, Legislative Clerk.


Witnesses: As an Individual: Marc-Urbain Proulx, Professor, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Abitibi-Temiscaming Regional Tourism Association: Randa Napky, Director General. City of Rouyn-Noranda: Jean-Claude Beauchemin, Mayor. Société de développement du Témiscamingue: Guy Trépanier, Director General. Centre local de développement Abitibi: André Brunet, President. Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec: Michelle d'Auray, Deputy Minister; Serge Pépin, Director and Counsel, Justice Canada; Christine Calvé, Legal Counsel.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, December 7, 2004, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-9, An Act to establish the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.

Marc-Urbain Proulx, Randa Napky, Jean-Claude Beauchemin, Guy Trépanier and André Brunet made statements and answered questions.


Werner Schmidt moved, — That the clause by clause consideration of Bill C-9 scheduled for this day be postponed until the next meeting on Tuesday, February 22, 2005, after first hearing witnesses on Bill C-21.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.


At 5:43 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Louise M. Thibault
Clerk of the Committee

2005/02/23 9:17 a.m.