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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 14
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 11:47 a.m. to 1:49 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Francis Scarpaleggia, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Natacha Kramski, Analyst
• Sarah Yakobowski, Analyst
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Andrew Brown, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Skills and Employment Branch
• Chris Bates, Director General, Apprenticeship and Sectoral Initiatives Directorate
Department of Natural Resources
• Ainslee Emerson, Acting Director General, Energy Policy and International Affairs Branch
• Sébastien Labelle, Director General, Clean Fuels Branch
• Roisin Reid, Director, Energy and Environment Policy Division
• Dr. Aaron Hoskin, Senior Manager, Intergovernmental Initiatives and Special Projects, Fuel Diversification Division
Department of the Environment
• John Moffet, Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch
• Derek Hermanutz, Director General, Economic Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch
• Judy Meltzer, Director General, Carbon Market Bureau, Environmental Protection Branch
Office of Infrastructure of Canada
• Gerard Peets, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Results Branch
Office of the Auditor General
• Jerry V. DeMarco, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
• Milan Duvnjak, Principal
• Kimberley Leach, Principal
• Philippe Le Goff, Principal
• David Normand, Principal
Treasury Board Secretariat
• Nick Xenos, Executive Director, Centre for Greening Government
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee proceeded to a briefing by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.

Jerry V. DeMarco made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

Motion

Laurel Collins moved, — That all organizations that have been subject to a performance audit by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development provide a detailed action plan to address the audit recommendations which have been agreed to - including specific actions, timelines for their completion and responsible individuals - to the committee and the Commissioner within six months of the audit being tabled in the House of Commons;

That organizations that are invited to appear before the committee to discuss the findings of an audit should provide an action plan to the committee no later than 48 hours prior to the hearing;

That action plans and progress reports received by the committee be published on the committee’s website.

Amendment

Lloyd Longfield moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “That organizations that are invited to appear before the committee” with the words “That the committee consider inviting organizations to appear”.

Debate arose thereon.

By unanimous consent, the amendment was withdrawn.

The debate continued.

Amendment

Earl Dreeshen moved, — That the motion be amended by adding the words “of the Environment and Sustainable Development” after the words “to the committee and the Commissioner”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Earl Dreeshen and it was agreed to.

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That all organizations that have been subject to a performance audit by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development provide a detailed action plan to address the audit recommendations which have been agreed to - including specific actions, timelines for their completion and responsible individuals - to the committee and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development within six months of the audit being tabled in the House of Commons;

That organizations that are invited to appear before the committee to discuss the findings of an audit should provide an action plan to the committee no later than 48 hours prior to the hearing;

That action plans and progress reports received by the committee be published on the committee’s website.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 1:49 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Alexandre Longpré
Clerk of the committee