At committee: Pre-budget talk, Haiti, and emissions cap – iPolitics.ca

Representatives from Canada’s Building Trades Unions, Campaign 2000, and Canadians for Affordable Energy are among the expert witnesses taking part in the next round of pre-budget consultations at FINANCE, which will also hear from Festivals and Major Events Canada and Etobicoke Services for Seniors, as well as Carleton University associate professor Ian Lee. (11 AM – 1 PM)
Over at FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MPs will get an update on the latest developments in Haiti from Canada’s ambassador, Sébastien Carrière, and other senior departmental officials. (11 AM – 1 PM)
Meanwhile, CANADIAN HERITAGE returns to its exploration of pandemic recovery-related “challenges” faced by the arts, cultural, and sports sectors, courtesy of a panel discussion with representatives from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACRTA), Canada Games Council, Canadian Arts Coalition, the Canadian Museums Association, as well as the Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
Later this afternoon, NATURAL RESOURCES members kick off an extended study of the implications of a cap on greenhouse-gas emissions from the oil and gas sector with testimony from Net-Zero Advisory Body co-chairs Marie-Pierre Ippersiel and Dan Wicklum, Simon Fraser University professor Mark Jaccard, Canada West Foundation vice-president Colleen Collins, and Trottier Energy Institute research associate Simon Langlois-Bertrand. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
The SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AFGHANISTAN continues its House-mandated review of Canada’s efforts to provide humanitarian aid to the Afghan people in the wake of last year’s takeover by Taliban forces with representatives from CARE Canada, Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF, Canadian Hazara Humanitarian Services, and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.(6:30 – 8:30 PM)
On the Senate side, OFFICIAL LANGUAGES members will resume their study of the state of Canada’s language laws with a one-hour appearance by Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Théberge and a trio of assistant commissioners. (5 PM)
Finally, Sen. Julie Miville-Dechêne goes before HUMAN RIGHTS to make the case for her backbench bill to crack down on companies that use forced and child labour in supply chains. (5 PM)
Committee highlights courtesy of our friends at iPoliticsINTEL.
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