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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 10
Monday, February 1, 2021, 11:04 a.m. to 12:54 p.m.
James Maloney, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Grant McLaughlin, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Xavier Deschênes-Philion, Analyst
• Sophie Leduc, Analyst
As an individual
• William Lahey, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of King's College
Gitxsan Development Corporation
• Rick Connors, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Scott Doherty, Executive Assistant to the National President
• Marc Hollin, National Representative
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Friday, October 30, 2020, the committee resumed its study of economic recovery in the forestry sector.

William Lahey, Rick Connors, Scott Doherty and Marc Hollin made statements and answered questions.

At 11:13 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:24 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:38 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:43 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Second Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

Your Subcommittee met on Friday, January 29, 2021, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, along with government officials, be invited to appear before the Committee as part of its ongoing study on Economic Recovery in the Forestry Sector on Friday, February 26, 2021.

2. That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study of no less than six meetings on positioning Canada as a responsible source in critical minerals and battery value chains in support of renewable energy and clean technology in the post-COVID-19 economy; that the committee hear from witnesses not limited to but including Natural Resource Canada, mining sector firms and electric-vehicle battery producers and; that the committee report its findings to the House.

3. That, in relation to the above study, parties submit their list of witnesses in order of priority to the Clerk no later than Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

At 12:54 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Hilary Jane Powell
Clerk of the Committee