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Proceedings of the Standing Joint Committee for the 
Scrutiny of Regulations

Issue No. 5 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 2, 2016

OTTAWA, Thursday, June 2, 2016


The Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations met at 8:31 a.m., this day, in Room 256-S, Centre Block, the joint chairs, the Honourable Senator Pana Merchant and Mr. Harold Albrecht, presiding.

Representing the Senate: The Honourable Senators Merchant, Moore and Runciman (3).

Representing the House of Commons: Harold Albrecht, Gary Anandasangaree, Vance Badawey, John Brassard, Nicola Di lorio, Pierre-Luc Dusseault, Ali Ehsassi, Fayçal El-Khoury, Garnett Genuis, Bernadette Jordan, Tom Kmiec and Geng Tan (12).

Also present: Georges Etoka, Joint Clerk of the Committee (House of Commons); Peter Bernhardt, General Counsel, Cynthia Kirkby, Evelyne Borkowski-Parent, and Shawn Abel, Counsels, Library of Parliament.

In attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

The committee proceeded to consider its permanent order of reference, as set out in section 19, the Statutory Instruments Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. S-22, which provides for the following:

Every statutory instrument issued, made or established after December 31, 1971, other than an instrument the inspection of which and the obtaining of copies of which are precluded by any regulations made pursuant to paragraph 20(d), shall stand permanently referred to any committee of the House of Commons, of the Senate or of both Houses of Parliament that may be established for the purpose of reviewing and scrutinizing statutory instruments.


Environment and Climate Change Canada:

John Moffet, Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Directorate.

Department of Justice:

Patricia Pledge, Senior Counsel, Advisory and Development Services Section.

In the matter of SOR/97-109 — PCB Waste Export Regulations, 1996;

In the matter of SOR/2002-301 — Interprovincial Movement of Hazardous Waste Regulations;

In the matter of SOR/2009-162 — Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations;

In the matter of SOR/2012-135 — Regulations Amending the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations;

In the matter of SOR/2009-20 — Regulations Amending the Wild Animal and Plant Trade Regulations;

In the matter of SOR/2004-109 — Regulations Amending the Pulp and Paper Effluent Regulations.

Mr. Moffet made a statement and answered questions with Ms. Pledge.

In the matter of SOR/2015-220 — Order Amending the Export Control List, it was agreed that counsel to the committee correspond with the Designated Instruments Officer of Global Affairs Canada with respect to certain comments made by the committee.

At 10:31a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the joint chairs.


Daniel Charbonneau

Acting Joint Clerk of the Committee (Senate)