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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 27
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 8:46 a.m. to 10:46 a.m.
Presiding
James Maloney, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst
• Jesse Good, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• William Stephenson, Procedural Clerk
Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association
• Iain Angus, Vice-president
Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia
• Gavin Dirom, President and Chief Executive Officer
Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission
• John Mason, Project Manager, Mining Services
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Future of Canada’s Oil and Gas, Mining and Nuclear Sectors: Innovation, Sustainable Solutions and Economic Opportunities.

Iain Angus and John Mason by videoconference from Thunder Bay, Ontario and Gavin Dirom made statements and answered questions.

At 10:13 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:18 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 10:20 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:20 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Motion

Mark Strahl moved, — That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Natural Resources conduct a pre-budget study on the effects that the “price on carbon” announced by the Prime Minister on October 3rd, 2016 would have on the natural resource sector; that this study be comprised of no less than four meetings to be held at the Committee’s earliest convenience; that departmental officials from Natural Resources Canada be in attendance for at least one meeting; that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House of Commons no later than February 15, 2017.

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

YEAS: John Barlow, Mark Strahl, Shannon Stubbs — 3;

NAYS: Richard Cannings, T.J. Harvey, Denis Lemieux, Michael V. McLeod, Marc Serré, Geng Tan — 6.

Motion

Richard Cannings moved, — That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Natural Resources conduct study on the development of a Canadian Renewable Energy Strategy, Canada’s energy security and bringing cleaner, renewable energy onto a smarter electricity grid; that this study be comprised of no less than six meetings to be held at the Committee’s earliest convenience; that departmental officials from Natural Resources Canada be in attendance for at least one meeting; that the Minister of Natural Resources be in attendance for at least one meeting; that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House of Commons no later than June 23, 2017.

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

YEAS: Richard Cannings, Denis Lemieux — 2;

NAYS: John Barlow, T.J. Harvey, Michael V. McLeod, Marc Serré, Mark Strahl, Shannon Stubbs, Geng Tan — 7.

At 10:46 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michel Marcotte
Clerk of the Committee