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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 134
Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 3:36 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
James Maloney, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sophie Leduc, Analyst
• Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst
• Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
• Christyne Tremblay, Deputy Minister
• Cheri Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management and Services Sector
• Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Energy Technology Sector
• Jay Khosla, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector
• Jeff Labonté, Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office
• Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 under Natural Resources, Votes 1 and 5 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

The Minister made a statement and, with Christyne Tremblay and Cheri Crosby, answered questions.

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

Motion

Shannon Stubbs moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately invite the Minister of Natural Resources to appear before the Committee on Thursday, June 20, 2019, for no less than a full meeting, to advise the Committee of the government’s plan to build the Trans Mountain Expansion; and that this meeting be televised.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That consideration of the motion be postponed until a future meeting.

• Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
• Christyne Tremblay, Deputy Minister
• Cheri Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Management and Services Sector
• Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Energy Technology Sector
• Jay Khosla, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Sector
• Jeff Labonté, Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office
• Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 under Natural Resources, Votes 1 and 5 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, referred to the Committee on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 4:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Christyne Tremblay, Cheri Crosby, Frank Des Rosiers, Jay Khosla, Jeff Labonté, and Beth MacNeil answered questions.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:22 p.m., the sitting resumed.

By unanimous consent, the Chair called Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 under Natural Resources, Votes 1 and 5 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency.

Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 under Natural Resources, Votes 1 and 5 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency carried on division.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 under Natural Resources, Votes 1 and 5 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, less the amounts voted in Interim Estimates, to the House.

At 5:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jubilee Jackson
Clerk of the Committee