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Environment committee  First of all, as a matter of standard judicial interpretation, the entire act will come into force on royal assent unless otherwise provided for in the act—the whole act, except for this provision. On the reason for this provision, I'm going to defer to my colleague from the De

June 9th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  Thanks, Vincent. Yes.

June 9th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  You're right; the short answer is no. The government has not allocated additional money at this time for the CESD to fulfill these roles. You're correct. (Amendment agreed to: yeas 7; nays 0 [See Minutes of Proceedings]) (Clause 24 as amended agreed to: yeas 7; nays 4) (Claus

June 9th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  The commissioner has a wide range of discretion, absolutely, and as Ms. May observed, does write an annual report on topics of his or her choosing within the confines of the broad mandate, so, yes, the commissioner could issue a report in 2023, 2024, 2025. Of course, what this do

June 9th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  To be clear, there are actually two terms now in the bill. There's the lower-case “advisory body” which has still been retained in a number of provisions, and then there's the new formal title that's been given as a result of the amendment that was passed. I can't tell you that t

June 9th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  My apologies. I'll take it down. This was a commemoration of the—

June 9th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  Sure. I didn't appreciate the rule. I'll take it down.

June 9th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  I'm not sure what the question was. You were asking why there is a disparity?

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  I think that's an issue for—

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  I think you're asking me to speculate about what was on witnesses' minds. I'm not here to do that.

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  What's the difference between what?

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  It emphasizes the independent role of the committee.

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  I think you're asking me to speculate on the way the committee will function under this legislation.

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  Mr. Chair, I think that the line of questioning is inappropriate for officials.

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet

Environment committee  Mr. Chair, I resent that and ask the member to withdraw his comment.

June 7th, 2021Committee meeting

John Moffet