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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 90
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 8:51 a.m. to 9:32 a.m.
James Maloney, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Mohamed Zakzouk, Analyst
House of Commons
• Olivier Champagne, Legislative Clerk
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood).

The Committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

The Committee resumed consideration of Clause 1 and the amendement of Mary Ng.

On Clause 1,

Mary Ng moved, — That Bill C-354, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing lines 7 to 12 on page 1 with the following:

(1.1) In developing requirements with respect to the construction, maintenance or repair of public works, federal real property or federal immovables, the Minister shall consider any reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and any other environmental benefits and may allow the use of wood or any other thing — including a material, product or sustainable resource — that achieves such benefits.”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Mary Ng and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

Clause 1, as amended, carried.

The Title carried.

The Bill, as amended, carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Bill C-354, as amended, to the House.

ORDERED, — That Bill C-354, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House at report stage.

At 9:00 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:01 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the parties submit to the Clerk their witness priorities for the study on the current state and future of national energy data no later than Thursday, 29 March 2018.

It was agreed, — That the proposed general information to include in the invitation to witnesses for the study on the current state and future of national energy data be adopted.

At 9:32 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee