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Friday, April 9, 2010

Parliament HAS Environmental Committees

The Victoria Chapter's multi-party panel on "Trade, Politics and Global Climate Change" on Wednesday night (April 7, 2010) was extraordinarily well-managed and full of information. I would like to clarify one impression, however, that may have been misleading: in answer to a question posed about why there is no parliamentary committee on the environment, there are actually TWO:

• Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (EENR)

• House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI)

I particularly recommend the proceedings of the March 16th EENR meeting in which Murray Stewart, President of the Energy Council of Canada, is a witness.

Jane Brett

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