Evidence of meeting #65 for Environment and Sustainable Development in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.)

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Liberal

The Chair (Mrs. Deborah Schulte (King—Vaughan, Lib.)) Liberal Deb Schulte

Let's start the meeting.

Jim, may we hear your motion.

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

Madam Chair, my motion is that the committee undertake a study on the supplementary estimates (A), 2017-18.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

Whoa. We're still in camera according to the monitor. What's happening?

That's fine. As long as you guys are okay, we'll keep going.

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A voice

I have public.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

Jim, you're up. Go ahead.

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

Madam Chair, as I said, my motion is that the committee undertake a study of the supplementary estimates (A), 2017-18, and hopefully we'll be able to hold that on the upcoming Monday.

(Motion agreed to [See Minutes of Proceedings])

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

Okay. That's unanimous. We're going to do our best to get it done Monday.

On Monday, we're going to do this for an hour. We don't need a technical briefing. Are we going to try to do the whole...?

There's another thing we need to get ready before we rise. John has a proposal so that over the summer we can start getting ready for the.... He would like a chance to present that to us just to make sure that we agree on that plan. Can we do that on Monday?

Would Monday work, John?

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

May I make an addition to that, Madam Chair?

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

Sure.

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

As you are all aware, we have Peter Van Loan, and I was wondering, if John is going to make a presentation, would it be appropriate for me to ask Peter if he might want to come here to give us his concept of what he's looking at so we all understand a little better.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

I don't mind.

John, are you able to come on Monday?

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Liberal

John Aldag Liberal Cloverdale—Langley City, BC

No. I have a group that I've been working with to frame the study and come up with a potential witness list. We're meeting on Tuesday, June 6, at 3:30. I can have it the next day. I assume that I can kick it into translation that night. It's not going to take long, so I'd have it on Wednesday.

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Conservative

Martin Shields Conservative Bow River, AB

If we're not early....

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

What we'll do if we're going to do this is that we're going to do the supplementaries on Monday, if we can. We're going to work towards that.

Did you guys want to take an hour for the supplementaries and then have the other hour for Van Loan? We don't need to brief for the trip anymore, so we'd have Van Loan come and talk. Is that what you wanted to do?

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

I don't think it would take an hour. Let's just leave after that. We'll see what it takes.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

Okay. Well, it's not like we haven't done our bit here to try to make all this happen.

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

Yes. I think these guys would love to be able to leave early anyway.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

The Van Loan bill is going to require.... It's not just him coming to speak. There's also—

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

No. It's just to give an update of what he's looking at on his bill.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

Okay.

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

I'm not even sure what it's all about, I'll tell you honestly.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

Would you vote in favour of it?

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Conservative

Jim Eglinski Conservative Yellowhead, AB

I might.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

You would vote in favour of a bill when you didn't know what you were voting on?

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

I don't have a problem with having him come in on Monday, as it feeds into John's work that he's doing in preparation for.... After we do the supplementaries, we'd give him half an hour to give us a bit of a summary, and that can feed into John's discussion on the following day.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

A number of us put forward witnesses for the study that John was talking about.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

Yes.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

Does the clerk's office have that?

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

John has it.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

Are you still in possession of the list of witnesses that was put forward?

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Liberal

John Aldag Liberal Cloverdale—Langley City, BC

I had drafted something. I don't know if you tabled it.

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Liberal

Mark Gerretsen Liberal Kingston and the Islands, ON

I contributed to yours. I think you then gave it to them.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

Here's what I'd like to do, John. Can you bring that motion back? We have not officially voted on it.

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Liberal

John Aldag Liberal Cloverdale—Langley City, BC

Okay. We could do that on Monday.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

We can do that on Monday.

We can vote on it, but you were going to give us the plan. We'll vote on the motion, and then you can give us the plan subsequently.

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Liberal

John Aldag Liberal Cloverdale—Langley City, BC

Yes. On Monday, I can bring what the draft plan was, but by Wednesday I'll have the finalized one.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

It can be circulated after.

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Liberal

John Aldag Liberal Cloverdale—Langley City, BC

Actually, I'd like the input of the committee, so I could get that on Monday, and then on Wednesday.... If anybody has any other thoughts, they can send them to me.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

All right. I think we have a good plan for Monday.

What do I need to do to make it official? Is everything good?

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An hon. member

I move to adjourn.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Deb Schulte

The meeting is adjourned.