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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 23
Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 3:30 p.m. to 4:21 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Francis Scarpaleggia, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
• Émilie Thivierge, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Natacha Kramski, Analyst
• Ross Linden-Fraser, Analyst
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Richard Tarasofsky, Deputy Director, Oceans and Environmental Law Division
Department of the Environment
• Helen Ryan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch
• Dany Drouin, Director General, Plastics and Waste Management Directorate
• Laura Farquharson, Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
• Nathalie Perron, Director, Waste Reduction and Management Division
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-204, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste).

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

The committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Ya’ara Saks — That Bill C-204 be amended by adding after line 10 on page 2 the following new clause:

“Coming into Force

4 The provisions of this Act come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.”

and of the subamendment of Dan Albas, — That the amendment be amended by replacing the words “on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.” with the words “six months after the day on which this Act receives royal assent.”

By unanimous consent, it was agreed that the subamendment of Dan Albas be amended by replacing the words “six months” with the words “twelve months”.

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment, as amended, of Dan Albas and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Yvan Baker, Chris Bittle, Laurel Collins, Matt Jeneroux, Lloyd Longfield, Cathy McLeod, Monique Pauzé, Brad Redekopp, Raj Saini, Ya’ara Saks — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Ya'ara Saks, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Yvan Baker, Chris Bittle, Laurel Collins, Matt Jeneroux, Lloyd Longfield, Cathy McLeod, Monique Pauzé, Brad Redekopp, Raj Saini, Ya’ara Saks — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

On Schedule 1,

Laurel Collins moved, — That Bill C-204, in the Schedule, be amended by adding after item 31 on page 3 the following item:

“32 Polyvinyl chloride”

After debate, the amendment of Laurel Collins was agreed to by unanimous consent.

By unanimous consent, Schedule 1, as amended, carried.

The Title carried.

The Bill, as amended, was adopted on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Laurel Collins, Matt Jeneroux, Cathy McLeod, Monique Pauzé, Brad Redekopp — 6;

NAYS: Yvan Baker, Chris Bittle, Lloyd Longfield, Raj Saini, Ya’ara Saks — 5.

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

ORDERED, — That Bill C-204, as amended, be reprinted for the use of the House of Commons at report stage.

At 4:21 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Isabelle Duford
Clerk of the Committee