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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 21
Monday, May 9, 2022, 3:30 p.m. to 5:39 p.m.
John Aldag (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Marie Dumont, Analyst
• Ross Linden-Fraser, Analyst
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
• Shannon Joseph, Vice-President, Government Relations and Indigenous Affairs
Canadians for Affordable Energy
• Hon. Dan McTeague, President
Clean Energy Canada
• Merran Smith, Chief Innovation Officer
Electricity Canada
• Francis Bradley, President and Chief Executive Officer
Electricity Human Resources Canada
• Michelle Branigan, Chief Executive Officer
Energy NL
• Charlene Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
Iron and Earth
• Luisa Da Silva, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, March 21, 2022, the committee resumed its study of creating a fair and equitable Canadian energy transformation.

Shannon Joseph, Dan McTeague, Merran Smith, Francis Bradley, Michelle Branigan, Charlene Johnson and Luisa Da Silva made statements and answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of mineral exploration and mining, the proposed budget in the amount of $ 57,666.00, for the committee’s travel to Toronto from June 13 to 15, 2022, be adopted.

The Chair presented the Fourth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your subcommittee met on Monday, March 28, 2022, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

That the committee adopt the following work plan:

1. That the committee complete its current study on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap for the Oil and Gas Sector and give drafting instructions to the analysts for the draft report.

2. That the committee continue the consideration of the draft report for the study on the Emissions Reduction Fund – Onshore Program.

3. That the committee undertake its study on Creating a Fair and Equitable Canadian Energy Transformation as its next study.

4. That the committee consider the draft report for the study of Low-Carbon and Renewable Fuels Industry in Canada.

5. That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a comparative study of federal assistance for various natural resources industries, including but not limited to oil and gas, and forestry; that the committee invite experts and government officials to provide a follow-up on this assistance for each industry, including a follow-up on the Trans Mountain Pipeline System, and that the committee hold three (3) meetings for that purpose; and that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House.

6. That the Minister of Natural Resources be invited to appear by May 31, 2022, on the 2022-23 Main Estimates.

It was agreed, — That the Fourth Report from the subcommittee be concurred in.

At 5:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Geneviève Desjardins
Clerk of the committee