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Meeting No. 4
Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met in camera at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Harold Albrecht, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Harold Albrecht, Robert Aubin, Colin Carrie, François Choquette, Mylène Freeman, Megan Anissa Leslie, James Lunney, Hon. John McKay, 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, in relation to Orders of Reference from the House respecting Bills,

(a) the Clerk of the Committee shall, upon the Committee receiving such an Order of Reference, write to each Member who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee to invite those Members to file, in a letter to the Chair of the Committee, in both official languages, any amendments to the Bill, which is the subject of the said Order, which they would suggest that the Committee consider;

(b) suggested amendments filed, pursuant to paragraph (a), at least 48 hours prior to the start of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill to which the amendments relate shall be deemed to be proposed during the said consideration, provided that the Committee may, by motion, vary this deadline in respect of a given Bill; and

(c) during the clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill, the Chair shall allow a Member who filed suggested amendments, pursuant to paragraph (a), an opportunity to make brief representations in support of them.


It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Honorable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment to appear before the Committee on Thursday, November 28, 2013 to discuss Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-2014 for the first hour, followed by Environment Canada Officials for the second hour and that this meeting be televised if possible.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 14, 2013, the Committee resumed its study on habitat conservation in Canada.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.


At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Holke David
Clerk of the Committee

2013/11/22 12:21 p.m.