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Meeting No. 56
Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 8:48 a.m. this day, in Room 306 The Valour Building, the Chair, Harold Albrecht, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Harold Albrecht, Stella Ambler, Dennis Bevington, François Choquette, Megan Anissa Leslie, Hon. John McKay, Lawrence Toet and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Mark Adler for Colin Carrie and Joan Crockatt for Robert Sopuck.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tim Williams, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment: Don Fox, Co-Chair, Water Management Committee. Government of the Northwest Territories: Hon. J. Michael Miltenberger, Minister, Finance and Environment and Natural Resources.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 23, 2015, the Committee resumed its study of the Canada Water Act Annual Report.

Michael Miltenberger, by teleconference from Yellowkinfe, Northwest Territories and Don Fox, by videoconference from Fredericton, New Brunkswick made statements and answered questions.


At 9:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:03 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $1,950, for the study of Canada Water Act Annual Report, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, and relevant officials, be invited to appear on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in relation to Main Estimates 2015-16.


It was agreed, — That the Committee begin studying a draft report on their study of licensed hunting and trapping in Canada on Thursday, May 28, 2015 and that they reserve the meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, to continue studying the draft report if required.


It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study on how the private sector in Canada is showing leadership by partnering with not for profit organizations to undertake local environmental initiatives.


It was agreed, — That members of the Committee will submit the names of potential witnesses for the study on local environmental initiatives to the Clerk's office by noon on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.


At 10:22 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2015/06/22 3:00 p.m.