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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 20
 
Monday, March 10, 2008
 

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, Bob Mills, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Bernard Bigras, Nathan Cullen, Hon. John Godfrey, Luc Harvey, Marcel Lussier, David J. McGuinty, Bob Mills, Hon. Geoff Regan, Francis Scarpaleggia, Maurice Vellacott, Mark Warawa and Jeff Watson.

 

Acting Members present: Tony Martin for Nathan Cullen.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Kristen Douglas, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Hon. John Godfrey, P.C., M.P., Don Valley West. The Natural Step Canada: Chad Park, Senior Sustainability Advisor. Office of the Auditor General of Canada: Ron Thompson, Interim Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development; Richard Arseneault, Principal; Jim McKenzie, Director.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, February 13, 2008, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-474, An Act to require the development and implementation of a National Sustainable Development Strategy, the reporting of progress against a standard set of environmental indicators and the appointment of an independent Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development accountable to Parliament, and to adopt specific goals with respect to sustainable development in Canada, and to make consequential amendments to another Act.
 

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

 

At 5:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Normand Radford
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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