Thank you, Mr. Chair.
The first idea on a study that I will put to the committee's attention is around the concept of sustainable finance.
The concept of sustainable finance, Mr. Chair, has galvanized a great deal of global attention, not it's just because of the work that Mark Carney is doing on the issue, although I think that's extremely important. We heard testimony from a number of witnesses in the pre-budget consultation on the link between economic growth and sustainability from an environmental perspective, that the two ought to go together.
I think a set of meetings, amounting to a study, could help shed real light on that issue and help us to come up with a set of recommendations that would benefit the government and hence the country.
With that said, this is the wording of the motion or the proposal that I put forward:
That the committee undertake a study on sustainable finance in Canada with a focus on: a) driving economic growth; b) opportunities to scale Canadian initiatives; and that the committee dedicate up to seven meetings to the hearing of witnesses in Ottawa.