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Meeting No. 17
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 228, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Harold Albrecht, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: David Anderson for Colin Carrie.


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


Witnesses: Conservation Ontario: Bonnie Fox, Manager, Policy and Planning. Quinte Conservation Authority: Terry Murphy, General Manager and Secretary Treasurer. Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority: Don Pearson, General Manager.

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.

Terry Murphy, Bonnie Fox and Don Pearson made statements and answered questions.


At 5:17 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:21 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the budget in the amount of $ 24,050, for the Committee's study of the water quality of the Great Lakes basin, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister of the Environment to appear before the Committee for one hour, before April 11, 2014, to discuss the Main Estimates 2014-15; and that the Minister's officials remain at Committee for the following hour; and that this meeting be televised if possible.


At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Christine Holke David
Clerk of the Committee

2014/03/26 4:04 p.m.