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Meeting No. 10
Monday, December 9, 2013

The Standing Committee on Natural Resources met at 3:33 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Leon Benoit, Kelly Block, Joan Crockatt, Linda Duncan, Peter Julian, Ryan Leef, Hon. Geoff Regan, Brad Trost and Bob Zimmer.


Acting Members present: Ryan Cleary for Christine Moore and Jack Harris for Claude Gravelle.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Penny Becklumb, Analyst; Jean-Luc Bourdages, Analyst.


Witnesses: Unifor: Lana Payne, Atlantic Director. The Maritimes Energy Association: Barbara Pike, Chief Executive Officer. As an individual: Susan Dodd, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Author, University of King's College, Nova Scotia.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures.

Barbara Pike and Susan Dodd, by videoconference from Halifax, Nova-Scotia, and Lana Payne made statements and answered questions.


At 4:47 p.m., Peter Julian took the Chair.


At 4:50 p.m., Leon Benoit took the Chair.


At 5:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:20 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study on the benefits experienced across Canada from developing the energy industry with a focus on oil and natural gas.


At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee

2013/12/11 10:27 a.m.