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Meeting No. 21
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 8:08 a.m. this day, in the Plaza 4-5, Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre, Calgary, Alberta, the Vice-Chair, Francis Scarpaleggia, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Peter Braid, Blaine Calkins, Linda Duncan, Christian Ouellet, Francis Scarpaleggia, Justin Trudeau, Mark Warawa and Jeff Watson.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tim Williams, Analyst; Penny Becklumb, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers: Greg L. Stringham, Vice-President, Markets and Fiscal Policy. Oil Sands Developers Group: Don Thompson, President. Imperial Oil Limited: Stuart Lunn. Golder Associates: Ian Mackenzie. Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program: Fred Kuzmic. Suncor Energy Inc.: Chris Fordham, Manager, Strategy and Regional Integration. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd: Calvin Duane, Manager, Environment. ConocoPhillips Canada: Matt Fox, Senior Vice-President. Devon Canada Corporation: Michel Scott, Vice-President, Government and Public Affairs. Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.: John D. Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer. Pembina Institute: Simon Dyer, Director, Oil Sands Program. World Wildlife Fund Canada: Tony Maas, Senior Policy Advisor, Fresh Water. Ecojustice Canada: Barry Robinson, Staff Lawyer. Canadian Boreal Initiative: Ken Chapman, Advisor. Cumulative Environmental Management Association: Glen Semenchuk, Executive Director. As individuals: Arlene J. Kwasniak, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary; J. Owen Saunders, Executive Director, Canadian Institute of Resources Law, University of Calgary.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, the Committee resumed its study of the oil sands and Canada's water resources.

At 8:00 a.m., Greg L. Stringham, Don Thompson, Stuart Lunn, Ian Mackenzie and Fred Kuzmic made statements and answered questions.


At 9:42 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:46 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 9:46 a.m., Chris Fordham, Calvin Duane, Matt Fox, Michel Scott and John D. Wright made statements and answered questions.


At 10:49 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:58 a.m., the sitting resumed.


At 10:58 a.m., Simon Dyer, Tony Maas, Barry Robinson and Ken Chapman made statements and answered questions.


At 12:26 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 1:33 p.m., Glen Semenchuk made a statement and answered questions.


At 2:30 p.m., Arlene J. Kwasniak and J. Owen Saunders made statements and answered questions.


At 3:08 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Normand Radford
Clerk of the Committee

2009/06/10 5:45 p.m.