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Meeting No. 15
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 228, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Harold Albrecht, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Harold Albrecht, Dennis Bevington, Colin Carrie, François Choquette, Mylène Freeman, Hon. John McKay, Robert Sopuck, Brian Storseth, Lawrence Toet and Stephen Woodworth.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Tim Williams, Analyst; Penny Becklumb, Analyst.


Witnesses: Government of Ontario: Maurice Bitran, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Integrated Environmental Policy Division; Brian Nixon, Director, Ministry of the Environment, Integrated Environmental Policy Division ; Jim Richardson, Director, Ministry of Agriculture & Food, Environmental Management Branch. Upper Thames River Conservation Authority: Ian Wilcox, General Manager and Secretary Treasurer.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, the Committee resumed its study of the water quality of the Great Lakes Basin.

Maurice Bitran, Jim Richardson and Ian Wilcox made statements and, with Brian Nixon, answered questions.


At 5:11 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:14 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 5:16 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Caroline Bosc
Committee Clerk

2014/03/18 2:11 p.m.