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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 118
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 11:03 a.m. to 12:58 p.m.
James Maloney, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sophie Leduc, Analyst
• Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst
Energy Services Association of Canada
• Jean-Pierre Finet, Vice-President
Department of Industry
• Andrew Noseworthy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Clean Technology
• Gemma LeGresley, Acting Director, Clean Growth Hub
Efficiency One
• Stephen MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer
• Amelia Warren, Director, Customer Experience and Partnerships
Loblaw Companies Limited
• Mark Schembri, Vice-President, National Maintenance
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, June 14, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of economic opportunities for energy efficiency in Canada.

Jean-Pierre Finet and Stephen MacDonald made statements and, with Amelia Warren, answered questions.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the Committee routine motion on the distribution of documents, adopted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, the Clerk be autorized to display Jean-Pierre Finet's Power Point presentation in English only.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Mark Schembri and Andrew Noseworthy made statements and, with Gemma LeGresley, answered questions.

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


Jamie Schmale moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee, in light of the Federal Court decision to overturn the approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion on August 31, 2018, and in recognition that the economic ramifications of this decision reach far beyond the provincial border of Alberta, immediately invite Denis Darby, President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), and chief representative on the Ontario Council of Manufacturing Executives and Jocelyn Bamford from the Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers to appear before the Committee to inform the members of how the Court’s decision may affect future investment in Ontario’s manufacturing sector, its supply chain, and the impact on jobs and growth for Ontarian manufacturing firms; that the meeting take place no later than November 18, 2018; that the meeting be televised; that the committee report its findings to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.


Marc Serré 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: Richard Cannings, T.J. Harvey, Kent Hehr, Marc Serré, Geng Tan, Nick Whalen — 6;

NAYS: Ted Falk, Jamie Schmale, Shannon Stubbs — 3.

At 12:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:48 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

At 12:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:54 p.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $36,550, for the study of econimic opportunities for energy efficiency in Canada, be adopted.

At 12:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jubilee Jackson
Clerk of the Committee