RNNR Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Tonja Leach and Bruce Cameron made statements and answered questions.
Shannon Stubbs moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately undertake a study to find solutions to the obstacles facing the approved Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion; that the Committee consider factors such as: (a) the May 31st deadline issued by the proponent, (b) the potential economic, socioeconomic, investment, and government revenue losses, and impacts on market access for Canadian oil, related to the potential cancelation, especially on Indigenous communities, (c) municipal, provincial, and federal jurisdiction as it relates to the project, (d) potential points of leverage between the federal and provincial governments, (e) potential fiscal, constitutional and legal solutions; that the first meeting take place no later than May 3rd, 2018; and that all meetings be televised where possible; and that the Committee report its findings to the House.
Debate arose thereon.
T.J. Harvey moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 3.
Richard Cannings gave notice of the following motion:
That, in light of the allegation made by public servants from multiple departments regarding the instructions that they received from Erin O’Gorman asking them to find a way to approve the Kinder Morgan project before the consultation with indigenous communities and environmental assessment process were completed and that they were never asked to provide advice to support a possible rejection of the pipeline, the Committee invite to appear Erin O’Gorman, former associate deputy minister of the Major Projects Management Office, and a representative from the Major Projects Management Office, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fisheries and Oceans, Health Canada, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Natural Resources Canada; and that these persons by May 31, 2018 and that the meeting be televised.
David Layzell and Bradford Griffin made statements and answered questions.
At 10:48 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.