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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 13
Monday, February 22, 2021, 11:03 a.m. to 1:10 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
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

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.

And of the amendment moved by Mario Simard, on Friday, February 19, 2021, 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;”.

It was agreed, — That the debate be adjourned and the committee resume consideration of the amendment during the last 15 minutes of today’s meeting.

Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
• Donald S. Bubar, President and Chief Executive Officer
Battery Metals Association of Canada
• Liz Lappin, President
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
• Simon Moores, Managing Director
Eagle Graphite Corporation
• Jamie Deith, Chief Executive Officer
Yukon Chamber of Mines
• Samson Hartland, Executive Director
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.

Donald S. Bubar, Liz Lappin, Simon Moores, Jamie Deith and Samson Hartland made statements and answered questions.

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

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.

And of the amendment moved by Mario Simard, on Friday, February 19, 2021, 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;”.

The debate continued.

Subamendment

Dane Lloyd moved, — That the amendment be amended by replacing the words “, (c) the energy transition to meet the challenges of the climate crisis and the achievement of Canada’s environmental targets;” with the words “, (c) the impact of the pipeline cancellation on Canada’s contribution to meeting the world’s environmental targets;”.

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment of Dane Lloyd and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dane Lloyd, Greg McLean, Jeremy Patzer, Bob Zimmer — 4;

NAYS: Richard Cannings, Paul Lefebvre, Bryan May, Ken McDonald, Maninder Sidhu, Mario Simard, Patrick Weiler — 7.

The committee resumed consideration of the amendment moved by Mario Simard, on Friday, February 19, 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;”.

The question was put on the amendment of Mario Simard and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mario Simard — 1;

NAYS: Richard Cannings, Paul Lefebvre, Dane Lloyd, Bryan May, Ken McDonald, Greg McLean, Jeremy Patzer, Maninder Sidhu, Patrick Weiler, Bob Zimmer — 10.

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.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dane Lloyd, Greg McLean, Jeremy Patzer, Bob Zimmer — 4;

NAYS: Richard Cannings, Paul Lefebvre, Bryan May, Ken McDonald, Maninder Sidhu, Mario Simard, Patrick Weiler — 7.

At 1:10 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Hilary Jane Powell
Clerk of the Committee