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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 13
Monday, February 22, 2021, 4:47 p.m. to 7:11 p.m.
Televised
Presiding

Library of Parliament
• Natacha Kramski, Analyst
• Ross Linden-Fraser, Analyst
Department of the Environment
• Anne-Marie Pelletier, Chief Enforcement Officer, Enforcement Branch
• Michael Enns, Director General, Risk Analysis Directorate
• Sheldon Jordan, Director General, Wildlife Enforcement
• Donald Walker, Director General, Environmental Enforcement
• Hannah Rogers, Executive Director, Environmental Enforcement
• Stéphane Couroux, Director, Transportation Division, Energy and Transportation
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, November 2, 2020, the committee resumed its study of enforcement of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Anne-Marie Pelletier made a statement and, with Michael Enns, Donald Walker, Hannah Rogers and Stéphane Couroux, answered questions.

At 5:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 6:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:20 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Motion

Laurel Collins moved, — That the committee report to the House that it is disappointed and frustrated with the Liberal members' decision to send witnesses that are not aligned with the motion on Volkswagen’s compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That the motion be amended by replacing the word “members'” with the following: “government's”.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the committee report to the House that it is disappointed and frustrated with the Liberal government's decision to send witnesses that are not aligned with the motion on Volkswagen’s compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

The debate on the motion, as amended, continued.

By unanimous consent, on motion of Monique Pauzé, it was agreed, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “with the Liberal government's decision to send witnesses” with the following: "that the committee was sent witnesses”.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the committee report to the House that it is disappointed and frustrated that the committee was sent witnesses that are not aligned with the motion on Volkswagen’s compliance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

The debate on the motion, as amended, continued.

Motion

Lloyd Longfield moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

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

YEAS: Yvan Baker, Lloyd Longfield, Monique Pauzé, Raj Saini, Ya’ara Saks, Peter Schiefke — 6;

NAYS: Dan Albas, Laurel Collins, Matt Jeneroux, Cathy McLeod, Brad Redekopp — 5.

At 7:11 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Isabelle Duford
Clerk of the Committee