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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 133
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 3:32 p.m. to 5:29 p.m.
John Aldag, Chair (Liberal)

• Ziad Aboultaif for Mark Warawa (Conservative)
• Michael Cooper for Joël Godin (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Xavier Deschênes-Philion, Analyst
• Sarah Yakobowski, Analyst
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• John Fox, Director General, Innovation Programs Directorate, Programs Branch
• Javier Gracia-Garza, Director General, Ontario - Quebec Region, Science and Technology Branch
• Matt Parry, Director General, Policy Development and Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch
Department of Natural Resources
• Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service
• Anne-Hélène Mathey, Director, Economic Analysis Division, Canadian Forest Service
• Tony Lemprière, Senior Manager, Climate Change Policy, Canadian Forest Service
• Werner Kurz, Senior Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service
Department of the Environment
• Judy Meltzer, Director General, Carbon Pricing Bureau
• Vincent Ngan, Director General, Horizontal Policy, Engagement and Coordination
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 1, 2018, the Committee commenced its study of the clean growth and climate change in Canada: forestry, agriculture and waste.

Beth MacNeil and Matt Parry made statements and, with Anne-Hélène Mathey, Tony Lemprière, Werner Kurz, by videoconference from Victoria, British Columbia, Vincent Ngan, John Fox and Javier Gracia-Garza, answered questions.

Mike Lake gave notice of the following motions:

That the Committee undertake a study of Clean Growth and Climate Change in Canada: Carbon Pricing, and that the study consist of no less than six meetings with witnesses.

That the Committee undertake a study on the egregious environmental violations of Volkswagen to determine why the Canadian Government has not taken any action on this issue.

That the Committee invite the Minister of the Environment to appear before the Committee at any time over the next two weeks to answer questions on the Supplementary Estimates (A), 2018-19.


Mike Lake moved, — That,

(a) the Minister of Environment and Climate Change appear before the Committee to discuss the Committee’s study of Clean Growth and Climate Change in Canada: Forestry, Agriculture and Waste; and,

(b) in the event the Minister appears before the Committee with regards to Supplementary Estimates (A), 2018-19, the request in (a) be considered to have been fulfilled.


Julie Dzerowicz moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mike Bossio, Julie Dzerowicz, Darren Fisher, Joe Peschisolido, Francis Scarpaleggia — 5;

NAYS: Ziad Aboultaif, Michael Cooper, Mike Lake, Wayne Stetski — 4.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee