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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 104
Thursday, April 18, 2024, 3:31 p.m. to 5:43 p.m.
Francis Scarpaleggia, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Alison Clegg, Analyst
As an individual
• Roy Brouwer, Professor and Executive Director, Water Institute, University of Waterloo
• Frédéric Lasserre, Full Professor, Université Laval
• Martin Bureau, Vice-President, Innovation and Head of the PFAS Center of Excellence
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
• Melissa Fabian Mendoza, Director
• Haidy Tadros, Strategic Advisor
Okanagan Basin Water Board
• Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director
Prairie Provinces Water Board
• Nadine Stiller, Chair
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the committee resumed its study of freshwater.

Martin Bureau, Anna Warwick Sears and Nadine Stiller made statements and answered questions.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Roy Brouwer, Frédéric Lasserre and Haidy Tadros made statements and, with Melissa Fabian Mendoza, answered questions.


Branden Leslie moved, — Given that,

  1. On April 1st, the Liberal Government increased the consumer carbon tax by 23%;
  2. 70% of Canadians and 70% of Provincial Premiers are opposed to the latest carbon tax increase; and
  3. The NDP Premier of Manitoba recently came up against the carbon tax and plans to put forward a proposal to exempt the province from the carbon tax.

The committee report to the House its recommendation that the Liberal Government abolish the consumer carbon levy, more commonly referred to as the carbon tax.

Debate arose thereon.


Adam van Koeverden 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: Shafqat Ali, Sophie Chatel, Laurel Collins, Lloyd Longfield, Monique Pauzé, Leah Taylor Roy, Adam van Koeverden — 7;

NAYS: Michael Kram, Branden Leslie, Dan Mazier, Eric Melillo — 4.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:43 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Natalie Jeanneault
Clerk of the committee