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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 54
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 3:35 p.m. to 5:26 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
James Maloney, Chair (Liberal)

• René Arseneault for T.J. Harvey (Liberal)
• Todd Doherty for Mark Strahl (Conservative)
• Hon. John McKay for Marc Serré (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst
• Hon. Jim Carr, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
• Philip Jennings, Associate Deputy Minister
• Christyne Tremblay, Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission,Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Natural Resources, Vote 1 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Atomic Energy Canada Limited.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

Motion

Todd Doherty moved, — That the Committee invite the designated provincial envoys who represent their respective provinces on the Softwood Lumber file and hear from them their priorities for a new Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the United States; that the Committee, after these initial meetings, then invite the Minister of Natural Resources to present the government’s plan on a new Softwood Lumber Agreement.

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled the motion inadmissible as it was not directly related to the Main Estimates and, contrary to the Committee’s routine motion, notice of 48 hours had not been given.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Motion

T.J. Harvey moved, — That a travel proposal to visit Washington, D.C. in the Fall of 2017 be submitted to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 3.

Department of Natural Resources
• Cheri Crosby, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer
• Philip Jennings, Associate Deputy Minister
• Christyne Tremblay, Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission,Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Natural Resources, Vote 1 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

Christyne Tremblay and Cheri Crosby answered questions.

By unanimous consent, the Chair called Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Natural Resources, Vote 1 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply.

Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Natural Resources, Vote 1 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, 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 and 10 under Natural Resources, Vote 1 under National Energy Board and Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Agency, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, to the House.

At 5:22 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:23 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 5:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



William Stephenson
Clerk of the Committee