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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 38
Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:59 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
Public Service Alliance of Canada
• Jack Bourassa, Regional Executive Vice-President, North
K'atl'odeeche First Nation
• Roy Fabian, Chief
• Peter Redvers, Director, Lands, Resources and Negotiations
Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce
• Richard Karp, President
• Stan Thompson, Chair
Council of Canadians
• Lois Little, Co-Chair, Northwest Territories Chapter
Mining Association of Canada
• Brendan Marshall, Vice-President, Economic and Northern Affairs
Yukon Federation of Labour
• Vikki Quocksister, President
Nunavut Offshore Allocation Holders Association
• Jerry Ward, Chairman
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the Committee resume its Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Public Consultation

Brendan Marshall, Vikki Quocksister, by videoconference from Whitehorse, Yukon, Richard Karp, by videoconference from Whitehorse, Yukon, and Lois Little, by videoconference from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, made statements and, with Stan Thompson, by videoconference from Whitehorse, Yukon, answered questions.

At 11:51 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Peter Redvers, by videoconference from Hay River, Northwest Territories, Roy Fabian, by videoconference from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Jack Bourassa, by videoconference from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and Jerry Ward, by videoconference from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, made statements and answered questions.

Motion

Gerry Ritz moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee conduct a pre-budget study on the effects that the recently announced, Liberal Government carbon tax would have on Canada’s trade competitiveness, given that exporters in other countries, including but not limited to the United States and Australia, are not subject to the additional costs of a carbon pricing scheme; that this study be comprised of no less than four meetings to be held at the committee’s earliest convenience; that departmental officials, including André Downs, Director General and Chief Economist, from Global Affairs Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada be in attendance for at least one meeting; that the committee report its findings to the house no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Motion

Kyle Peterson moved, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 0.

At 12:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:56 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

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



Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee