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Senators agree to travel as part of study on C-69, but no deadline or details

By Peter Mazereeuw       

After hours of talking behind closed doors, Senators agreed to take their study of the government's environmental assessment reform bill on the road, but left the details to the three-member steering committee.

Liberal Senator Jane Cordy, left, and Independent Senator Rosa Galvez are members of the Senate Environment Committee, which began its study into Bill C-69 on environmental assessment reform on Tuesday. Sen. Galvez, an expert on pollution control, is the chair of the committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

After nearly four hours of debating without an agreement, Senators on the Environment Committee opened up their closed-door planning meeting just long enough to hold a public vote in favour of travelling outside of Ottawa as part of their study of the government’s controversial environmental assessment reform bill, C-69—and to punt the rest of the planning to their steering committee.

Peter Mazereeuw

Peter Mazereeuw is a deputy editor for The Hill Times covering politics, legislation, and the Senate.
- peter@hilltimes.com


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