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Meeting No. 26
Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 9:06 a.m. this day, in Room 214, Wellington Building, the Chair, James Bezan, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: James Bezan, Bernard Bigras, Peter Braid, Blaine Calkins, Linda Duncan, Francis Scarpaleggia, Justin Trudeau, Mark Warawa, Jeff Watson and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Louis Plamondon for Christian Ouellet.


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


Witnesses: As an individual: James P. Bruce, Environmental Consultant. Department of Natural Resources: David Boerner, Director General, Central and Northern Canada Branch, Geological Survey of Canada; Mark Corey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Earth Sciences Sector; Alfonso Rivera, Manager, Groundwater Mapping Program, Environment, Safety and Geographic Foundations Programs.

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.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

On motion of Stephen Woodworth, it was agreed, — That the Committee host a lunch/dinner in June 2009.


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


Normand Radford
Clerk of the Committee

2009/06/11 3:11 p.m.