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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 14
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 8:46 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

• Todd Doherty for Hon. Gerry Ritz (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
B.C. Lumber Trade Council
• Duncan Davies, Co-Chair, BCLT, President and Chief Executive Officer, Interfor Corporation
• Susan Yurkovich, President
Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance
• Kevin Edgson, Member, CLTA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eacom Timber
Harmac Pacific
• Cameron Milne, Fibre Supply Manager
As an individual
• Harry Nelson, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Forestry
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 18, 2016 the Committee resumed its study of the Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the United States.

Susan Yurkovich and Duncan Davies made statements and, with Kevin Edgson , answered questions.

At 9:42 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:46 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Cameron Milne and Harry Nelson, by videoconference from Vanconver, British Columbia, made statements and answered questions.

At 10:26 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:30 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, regarding its study of Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the United States, the Committee instruct the Analysts to draft a report and that a letter to be sent to various Ministers be also prepared.

It was agreed, — That an hour be made available at the end of the meeting in Montreal, Quebec City, Windsor and Toronto for spontaneous audience participation and that the selection be made on a first come first served basis.

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 with the Clerk 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.

At 10:50 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee