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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 12
Friday, February 19, 2021, 1:07 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
James Maloney, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Angela Crandall, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Xavier Deschênes-Philion, Analyst
• Sophie Leduc, Analyst
Canadian Critical Minerals and Materials Alliance
• Ian London, Executive Director
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
• Samantha Espley, President
Department of Natural Resources
• Jeff Labonté, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Photinie Koutsavlis, Director General, Policy and Economics Branch, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Mark Boyland, Director, Industry and Economics Analysis Division, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Andrew Ghattas, Director, Policy and Economics Branch, Lands and Minerals Sector
Mining Association of Canada
• Pierre Gratton, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Brendan Marshall, Vice-President, Economic and Northern Affairs
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
• Lisa McDonald, Executive Director
• Jeff Killeen, Director, Policy and Programs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, February 1, 2021, the committee commenced its study of Critical Minerals and Associated Value Chains in Canada.

Ian London made a statement.

At 1:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Samantha Espley, Pierre Gratton, Lisa McDonald and Jeff Labonté made statements.

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

Motion

Jeremy Patzer moved, — That the committee proceed to the consideration of the motion moved by Greg McLean on Friday, February 5, 2021.

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

YEAS: Richard Cannings, Paul Lefebvre, Dane Lloyd, Bryan May, Ken McDonald, Greg McLean, Jeremy Patzer, Maninder Sidhu, Mario Simard, Patrick Weiler, Bob Zimmer — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

The committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Greg McLean on Friday, February 5, 2021, which read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study of the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline including (a) the loss of jobs and investment across Canada in all sectors that supply the energy sector, (b) the impact the cancellation of this project will have on the economic recovery from COVID-19 of Canada’s energy sector/natural resource industry; that the committee invite relevant witnesses, including representatives of industries and workers affected, as well as the Minister of Natural Resources; that the Minister appear for not less than two hours; that these meetings be televised; that six meetings be allocated for this study; and that following this study a report with recommendations be presented to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Mario Simard moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “natural resource industry” the following: “; (c) the energy transition to meet the challenges of the climate crisis and the achievement of Canada’s environmental targets;”.

Debate arose thereon.

At 3:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:18 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Mario Simard, which read as follows:

That the motion be amended by adding after the words “natural resource industry” the words “; (c) the energy transition to meet the challenges of the climate crisis and the achievement of Canada’s environmental targets;”

Debate arose thereon.

At 3:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Motion

Richard Cannings moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

YEAS: Richard Cannings, Paul Lefebvre, Ken McDonald, Raj Saini, Maninder Sidhu, Mario Simard, Patrick Weiler — 7;

NAYS: Dane Lloyd, Greg McLean, Jeremy Patzer, Bob Zimmer — 4.

Canadian Critical Minerals and Materials Alliance
• Ian London, Executive Director
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
• Samantha Espley, President
Department of Natural Resources
• Jeff Labonté, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Photinie Koutsavlis, Director General, Policy and Economics Branch, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Mark Boyland, Director, Industry and Economics Analysis Division, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Andrew Ghattas, Director, Policy and Economics Branch, Lands and Minerals Sector
Mining Association of Canada
• Pierre Gratton, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Brendan Marshall, Vice-President, Economic and Northern Affairs
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
• Lisa McDonald, Executive Director
• Jeff Killeen, Director, Policy and Programs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, February 1, 2021, the committee resumed its study of Critical Minerals and Associated Value Chains in Canada.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 4:25 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Hilary Jane Powell
Clerk of the Committee