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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 9
Friday, December 11, 2020, 1:07 p.m. to 3:11 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Greg McLean, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

House of Commons
• Grant McLaughlin, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Xavier Deschênes-Philion, Analyst
• Sophie Leduc, Analyst

At 1:11 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:16 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 1:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:25 p.m., the sitting resumed.

• Hon. Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
• Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister
• Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service
• Ellen Burack, Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office
• Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office
• Mollie Johnson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy Sector
• Jeff Labonté, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Drew Leyburne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Technology Sector
• Grace Chennette, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management and Services Sector and Chief Financial Officer
• Angie Bruce, Director General, Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation Sector
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee commenced its study of the subject matter of Main Estimates 2020-21: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1 under Canada Energy Regulator, Vote 1 under Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of Natural Resources, Vote 1 under Northern Pipeline Energy.

• Hon. Seamus O'Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Natural Resources
Department of Natural Resources
• Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister
• Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service
• Ellen Burack, Assistant Deputy Minister, Major Projects Management Office
• Glenn Hargrove, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Petroleum Policy and Investment Office
• Mollie Johnson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy Sector
• Jeff Labonté, Assistant Deputy Minister, Lands and Minerals Sector
• Drew Leyburne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Energy Technology Sector
• Grace Chennette, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management and Services Sector and Chief Financial Officer
• Angie Bruce, Director General, Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation Sector
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee commenced its study of the subject matter of Supplementary Estimates (B), 2020-21: Vote 1b under Canadian Energy Regulator, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under Department of Natural Resources.

The Minister made a statement and, with Jean-François Tremblay, Jeff Labonté, Mollie Johnson, and Glenn Hargrove, answered questions.

At 2:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:39 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Jeremy Patzer gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee call for the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources, to appear no later than Friday, February 5, 2021 for at least two hours in order to provide timely updates on the current and expected impacts of Canada’s economic and trading relationship with the United States on both the Keystone XL pipeline and Softwood Lumber disputes.

At 3:11 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Hilary Jane Powell
Clerk of the Committee