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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 68
Monday, June 12, 2017, 3:54 p.m. to 5:29 p.m.
Deborah Schulte, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Penny Becklumb, Analyst
• Tim Williams, Analyst
Parks Canada Agency
• Mitch Bloom, Vice-President, Strategic Policy and Investment
• Sylvain Michaud, Chief Financial Officer
• Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation
Department of the Environment
• Nancy Hamzawi, Director General, Environmental Protection Branch
• Matt Jones, Director General, Strategic Policy Branch
• Sue Milburn-Hopwood, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Wildlife Service
• Carol Najm, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Finance Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of Supplementary Estimates (A) 2017-18: Votes 1a, 5a and 10a under Department of the Environment and Vote 1a under Parks Canada Agency.

Carol Najm and Sylvain Michaud made statements and, with Nancy Hamzawi, Matt Jones, Sue Milburn-Hopwood, Mitch Bloom and Rob Prosper, answered questions.

At 4:58 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:01 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and section 343 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 25, 2016, the Committee resumed the statutory review of the Act.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Healthy Environment, Healthy Canadians, Healthy Economy: Strengthening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That the analysts and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee's website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

At 5:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee