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Meeting No. 16
Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in camera at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Harold Albrecht, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Harold Albrecht, Dennis Bevington, Colin Carrie, François Choquette, Mylène Freeman, Robert Sopuck, Brian Storseth, Lawrence Toet and Stephen Woodworth.


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

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

It was agreed, — That the following witnesses be invited to appear in relation to the study of the water quality of the Great Lakes basin:

General Manager, Lower Thames River Conservation Authority
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
General Manager, Quinte Conservation
Manager, Policy and Planning, Conservation Ontario
Patricia Chow-Fraser, Ph.D., Department of Biology, McMaster University
Jim Bruce, Retired Bureaucrat and Chief Negotiator of the Federal Government for the First Canada Ontario Agreement with Respect to the Great Lakes
William Taylor, Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo
Executive Director/Chief Research Scientist, St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences
John FitzGibbon, Professor, Rural Planning and Development and farmer, Rural Studies PhD, University of Guelph
Canadian Water Network
Dr. Jules Blais, University of Ottawa
Jan Ciborowski, Professor, Aquatic ecology, behavioural ecology, ecotoxicology, University of Windsor
Brian Cumming, Queen’s University
Dr. Jeffrey A. Hutchings, Professor at Université de Dalhousie
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Georgian Bay Forever
Ontario Headwaters Institute
Executive Director, Bay Area Restoration Council, McMaster University
Ontario Water and Wastewater Association
Executive Director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA)
Sierra Club
Ontario Commercial Fisheries Association
World Wildlife Fund
Manitoulin Area Stewardship Council, Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association
Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
Environmental Defense
Eco Justice.


It was agreed, — That notwithstanding the motion adopted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Committee devote eleven (11) meetings to its study on the water quality of the Great Lakes basin.


At 3:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Holke David
Clerk of the Committee

2014/03/18 2:11 p.m.