Working Committees

How working committees operate

The CPEQ has set up several working committees that are tasked with defining the CPEQ's position on various issues. These committees are free and exclusive to our members.  The nature of the work completed by these committees, can be for members of the CPEQ to sometimes take positions, when the government announces a legal bill or regulation, but it can also be about information points or various presentations in relation to the committee's main subject matter. This is why the topics covered vary greatly from one sitting to the next. Times and frequency of the committee meetings also vary, according to legislative developments and especially the works of the various government departments. The committee meetings usually take place at the CPEQ offices, starting around 9.30 am and finishing before 12.00 pm. Of course, if you are located far from the Montreal region or if you are unable to travel, you can participate remotely.

Following a working committee meeting, the CPEQ usually produces a report, available to members only via the Member area of the website. The CPEQ may also issue a statement or write a letter to the relevant regulatory authority in order to inform them of its members' concerns and to offer solutions.

List of the CPEQ working committees

  • Committee on social acceptability and managing neighborhood nuisances
  • Legal Affairs Committee
  • Air and Climate Change Committee
  • Biodiversity and  wetlands Committee
  • Renewable fuels Committee
  • Committee on Sustainable Development  and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Northern development Committee
  • Water Committee
  • Committee on industrial ecology and circular economy
  • Energy Committee
  • Committee on Environmental assessments
  • Hazardous waste Committee
  • Organic Matter Committee
  • Residual Matter committee
    • Subcommittee on Extended Producer Responsibility (REP)
    • Subcommittee on bulky waste management
  • Fisheries committee (Fisheries Act)
  • Committee on CMM Regulation 2008-47
  • Contaminated Sites Committee
    • Subcommittee on risk analysis 
  • Committee on transportation and logistics