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Meeting No. 4
Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in a video recorded session at 9:01 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, James Bezan, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: James Bezan, Bernard Bigras, Peter Braid, Blaine Calkins, Linda Duncan, David J. McGuinty, Christian Ouellet, Francis Scarpaleggia, Mark Warawa and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Yasmin Ratansi for Justin Trudeau and Hon. Bryon Wilfert for Justin Trudeau.


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


Appearing: Hon. Jim Prentice, Minister of the Environment.


Witnesses: Department of the Environment: Ian Shugart, Deputy Minister. Parks Canada Agency: Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer. Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency: Peter Sylvester, President.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced consideration of the subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2008-2009 under ENVIRONMENT.

The Minister made a statement and, with Alan Latourelle, answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, to discuss future business and on Thursday, February 26, 2009 to consider the Order in Council Appointment of Bob Hamilton to be Associate Deputy Minister of the Environment.


It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure meet on Monday, March 2, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


At 11:02 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Normand Radford
Clerk of the Committee

2009/02/17 8:38 a.m.