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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 2
 
Monday, January 29, 2007
 

The Legislative Committee on Bill C-30 met in a televised session at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Laurie Hawn, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Bernard Bigras, Nathan Cullen, Hon. John Godfrey, Laurie Hawn, Mark Holland, Brian Jean, Marcel Lussier, Fabian Manning, David J. McGuinty, Hon. Christian Paradis, Francis Scarpaleggia, Mark Warawa and Jeff Watson.

 

Other Members present: Dennis Bevington and Paul Dewar.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tim Williams, Analyst; Sam Banks, Analyst.

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

Nathan Cullen moved, — That all the submissions and the reports from the Environment Committee's study of the Kyoto Protocol in the 38th Parliament as well as all of the reports and submissions from the Environment Committee's study of bill C-288 and the Natural Resources Committee study on the Oil Sands in the current Parliament be tabled as evidence for the study of C-30.

Debate arose thereon.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

 

Nathan Cullen moved, — That the Committee use the following workplan:

Week 1 (Jan 29-Feb 2)

1. Finalize process and witness list

2. Department officials – Environment, Health and NRCan

3. Minister of the Environment, Minister of Health

Weeks 2 and 3 (Feb 5-16)

• Hear witnesses

Weeks 4 and 5 (Feb. 19-Mar 2)

• Clause-by-clause

• Report back to House of Commons prior to March break

That meetings be held Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursdays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m., and that witnesses appear in panels (not individually) according to the following themes:

1. International experiences/models

2. Emissions trading systems

3. Industrial emissions

4. Air pollution

5. Transportation-sector emissions

6. Timelines and targets.

Debate arose thereon.

 

After debate, by unanimous consent, the motion was withdrawn.

 

Nathan Cullen moved, — That the Committee use the following workplan:

Week 1 (Jan 29-Feb 2)

1. Finalize process and witness list

2. Department officials – Environment, Health and NRCan

3. Minister of the Environment, Minister of Health

Weeks 2 to 4(Feb 5-Mar. 2)

• Hear witnesses

Weeks 5 and 6(Mar. 5-16)

• Clause-by-clause

and that the Committee report back to the House not later than March 19th, 2007..

Debate arose thereon.

 

At 4:55 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and the result of the vote was announced: YEAS: Nathan Cullen, Brian Jean, Fabian Manning, Christian Paradis, Mark Warawa, Jeff Watson — 6; NAYS: Bernard Bigras, John Godfrey, Mark Holland, Marcel Lussier, David J. McGuinty, Francis Scarpaleggia — 6.

Whereupon, the Chair voted in the negative.

Accordingly, the motion was negatived.

 

John Godfrey moved, — That the Committee hear witnesses until March 2, 2007; That the two week break in March be used to formulate amendments; That the Committee begin clause by clause consideration the week of March 19, 2007 and; That the Committee report the Bill back to the House no later than March 30, 2007.

Debate arose thereon.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division: YEAS: Bernard Bigras, John Godfrey, Mark Holland, Brian Jean, Marcel Lussier, Fabian Manning, David J. McGuinty, Christian Paradis, Francis Scarpaleggia, Mark Warawa, Jeff Watson — 11; NAYS: Nathan Cullen — 1.

 

Nathan Cullen moved, — That a Steering Committee be formed to give guidance to the Committee on procedure and witnesses..

Debate arose thereon.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

 

It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be composed of the Chair and a member from each party.

 

At 5:53 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Chad Mariage
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2007/02/06 12:54 p.m.