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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 32
 
Thursday, November 18, 2010
 

The Standing Committee on Natural Resources met at 11:03 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, David Anderson, Leon Benoit, Paule Brunelle, Hon. Denis Coderre, Nathan Cullen, Cheryl Gallant, Richard M. Harris, Roger Pomerleau, Devinder Shory and Alan Tonks.

 

Acting Members present: Hon. Marlene Jennings for Scott Andrews.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Jean-Luc Bourdages, Analyst; Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst.

 

Witnesses: Questerre Energy Corporation: Michael Binnion, President and Chief Executive Officer.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, October 7, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of energy security in Canada.
 

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

 

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

 

At 12:15 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of the status of the NRU reactor and the supply of medical isotopes.
 

It was agreed, — That the motions adopted on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, concerning the draft report on the status of the NRU reactor and the supply of medical isotopes be rescinded and that the order for the presentation of the report to the House by the Chair be discharged.

 

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

 

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

 

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: “The National Research Universal Reactor Shutdown and the Future of Medical Isotope Production and Research in Canada”.

 

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

 

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee append to its report a dissenting opinion from the Conservative Party of Canada provided that it is no more than two pages in length and submitted electronically to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than 5:00 p.m., on Friday, November 19, 2010.

 

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

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

It was agreed, — That members submit their additional prioritized lists of witnesses for the study on energy security in Canada to the Clerk of the Committee, by 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

 

At 12:45 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Andrew Lauzon
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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