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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 4
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 8:47 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.
Presiding
Yasmin Ratansi (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Alison Clegg, Analyst
• Sarah Yakobowski, Analyst
Parks Canada Agency
• Andrew Campbell, Senior Vice-President, Operations
• Catherine Blanchard, Vice-President, Finance Directorate
• Michael Nadler, Vice-President, External Relations and Visitor Experience
• Darlene Upton, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation
• Stephen Van Dine, Vice-President, Strategic Policy and Investment Directorate
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the committee proceeded to a briefing by the Parks Canada Agency.

At 8:46 a.m., Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay took the Chair.

At 8:50 a.m., Yasmin Ratansi took the Chair.

Andrew Campbell, Darlene Upton, Stephen Van Dine and Michael Nadler made statements and, with Catherine Blanchard answered questions.

At 10:22 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:24 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your subcommittee met on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee invite witnesses from the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water to Security to brief the committee on its work on Tuesday March 10, 2020; and that 45 minutes be allotted for statements and questions.

2. That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee invite the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to brief it on his work, and that 45 minutes be allotted for statements and questions.

3. That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee receive a briefing from officials from the Treasury Board Secretariat on estimates process.

4. That pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the committee invite the Minister and departmental officials to study the Supplementary Estimates (B); and that if they have been referred to the committee, the Main Estimates.

5. That on Tuesday March 24, 2020, the committee proceed to consideration of committee business and that members who have motions on notice be allotted five minutes to present and discuss their respective motions.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That points 1 and 2 be adopted.

Debate continued.

On motion of Scott Aitchison, it was agreed, — That the Report of the Subcommittee be amended in point 3 by adding, after the word “process” the following: “on Tuesday March 10, 2020”.

It was agreed, — That point 3, as amended, be adopted.

Debate continued.

Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay moved, — That the Report of the Subcommittee be amended by deleting, in point 4, all the words after the word “Estimates (B)”.

Debate arose thereon.

At 10:47 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Alexandre Roger
Clerk of the Committee