Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources – October 25, 2011

In Committee from the House of Commons

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources – October 25, 2011

Appearances: John Duncan, Sara Filbee, Strater Crowfoot, Janet King

Committee members continue their study of Canada’s energy sector, with a focus on the establishment of a strategic framework for sustainable development.

John Duncan (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) appears before the committee, alongside department officials Sara Filbee, Strater Crowfoot, and Janet King. The witnesses discuss the mandate of their department, which includes promoting the sustainable development of northern resources and providing information and advice to First Nations communities looking to develop natural resources on their lands.

The witnesses are questioned by a number of senators, including W. David Angus (the chair of the committee), Grant Mitchell (deputy chair of the committee), Daniel Lang (Conservative), Pana Merchant (Liberal), Paul Massicotte (Liberal), and Tommy Banks (Liberal).