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Benoit (CPC) presents a report on natural resources entitled “The Transformation of Canada’s Forest Sector”

Posted In:  Natural Resources
June 18, 2015

House of Commons Debates, 41st Parl, 2nd Sess, No 234 (18 June 2015) at 15256.



  • Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources entitled “The Transformation of Canada’s Forest Sector”.

    Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

    I want to thank all current members of the committee and past members for the great co-operation and hard work on this committee. Over the eight years I have chaired the committee, it has been a very well functioning committee, and I am certainly very appreciative of that. I also want to thank all of the staff, because they have done great work over the years.

    I want to wish all of my colleagues in the House all the best in the years ahead.

    Mr. Leon Benoit

    Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC

  • Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my colleagues, I have the honour to present the official opposition’s supplementary opinion on the future of forestry. Over the course of 10 or 11 very full meetings, we heard some high-quality testimony that showed us how important the forestry industry is and shed light on the obstacles the industry will have to overcome to achieve greater success. Although the report does reflect the quality of the testimony, I have to say that we were disappointed in the committee’s recommendations. The testimony is included in the report; that is why we supported it. However, in response to that testimony, we are pleased to present 39 official opposition recommendations about the future of forestry.

    I will close by wishing the committee chair, the member for Vegreville—Wainwright, all the best because he will not be running again. The committee was run well and functioned very efficiently. I would like to thank him for his work and wish him good luck in his retirement.

    Mr. Guy Caron

    Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, NDP

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