Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI)

The committee met twice this week, in camera, to resume its statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. Both meetings were dedicated to consideration of the draft report regarding the statutory review. On Thursday, December 8th, it was agreed that the committee hear the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development no later than Tuesday, December 13, 2011, regarding the 2011 December Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.

The committee was initially expected to hear witnesses on the statutory review of CEAA until Christmas. That changed on November 24th when the committee went in camera and abruptly terminated the hearing of witnesses. It was agreed that the analysts of the committee would prepare the draft report on the statutory review with recommendations for the House of Commons no later than December 6th . The relevant Minutes can be found here.