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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 79
Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 4:59 p.m. to 7:01 p.m.
George Chahal, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Corentin Bialais, Analyst
• Laura Salter, Analyst
Carbon Connect International Inc.
• Al Duerr, Partner and Co-Founder
• Jackson Hegland, Patner and Co-Founder
Cégep de Jonquière
• Martin Bourbonnais, Chair, Centre TERRE
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the committee resumed its study of Canada’s clean energy plans in the context of North American energy transformation.

Al Duerr, Jackson Hegland and Martin Bourbonnais made statements and answered questions.

Shannon Stubbs gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling that Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, is unconstitutional immediately following the completion of the clause by clause review of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada—Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts; for the purposes of this study, the committee: (a) hold at least 5 meetings, (b) invite the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to appear for one hour each, (c) report its findings and recommendations to the House and, (d) pursuant to Standing Order 109, request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


Shannon Stubbs moved, — That the committee recognize that Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, has been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada in a 5-2 decision, that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said that Parliament has to “act within the enduring division of powers framework laid out in the Constitution," and that all provinces and territories called for major changes to Bill C-69 and were ignored by the Liberal government; it is the opinion of the committee that Bill C-69 should be repealed, and report this finding to the House in order for the House to vote on the viability of the bill given the Supreme Court’s majority ruling.

Debate arose thereon.

At 5:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:40 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 7:01 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Patrick Williams
Clerk of the committee