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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 9
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 11:04 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Deborah Schulte, Chair (Liberal)

• Robert Sopuck for Hon. Ed Fast (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Penny Becklumb, Analyst
• Tim Williams, Analyst
Office of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
• Julie Gelfand, Commissioner
German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE)
• Günther Bachmann, Secretary General
Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) International
• Malini Mehra, Chief Executive
World Future Council
• Catherine Pearce, Future Justice Director
As an individual
• Peter Davies, Wales Commissioner for Sustainable Futures (2011-16) and Chair of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action
• Thomas Gunton, Professor, Director of Resource and Environmental Planning, School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on February 25, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Federal Sustainable Development Act.

Catherine Pearce, Peter David and Malini Mehra by videoconference from London, United Kingdom, Thomas Gunton by videoconference from Victoria, British Colombia and Guenther Bachmann by videoconference from Berlin, Germany made statements and with Julie Gelfand answered questions.

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

William Amos gave notice of the following motion:

Pursuant to the order passed by the House of Commons on March 22, 2016 which designated the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (the Committee) as the committee for the purposes of section 343(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999), that pursuant to section 343(2) of CEPA, 1999, the Committee immediately undertake a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of CEPA, 1999 and submit a report and recommendations within the authorized timeline and that all testimony, reports, recommendations, or any such document received pursuant to the study of CEPA, 1999 initiated by the Committee under Standing Order 108(2) be deemed to have been received as part of the statutory review.

At 1:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Cynara Corbin
Clerk of the Committee