For the second time this week, NATURAL RESOURCES members have blocked off an hour to hear from Net-Zero Advisory Board co-chairs Marie-Pierre Ippersiel and Dan Wicklum, who were initially expected to testify on the proposed greenhouse gas emissions cap for the oil and gas sector on Monday, but “failed to show up,” according to a press release from Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner. The pair have now been “re-invited” to appear, and are back on the witness list today. (1-2 PM)

Later this afternoon, the committee will hear from the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Explorers and Producers Association of Canada and Shell Canada, as well as Climate Action Network Canada. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)

Meanwhile, Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Théberge will brief OFFICIAL LANGUAGES members on “urgent issues” stemming from the application of Canada’s language laws. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)

Over at CANADIAN HERITAGE, MPs will survey representatives from the arts, cultural and sports sectors, which, as the order of reference notes, “have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” on recovery-related “challenges.” (3:30 – 5:30 PM)

INTERNATIONAL TRADE members continue to explore the current state of relations between Canada and the United States with a particular, but not exclusive, focus on the electric vehicle and softwood lumber sectors, during a panel discussion with representatives from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of Canada, Canadian Steel Producers Association, Aluminum Association of Canada and Global Automakers of Canada. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)

On the Senate side, Sen. Marie-Françoise Mégie makes the case for her backbench bid to establish Pandemic Observance Day during an afternoon appearance at SOCIAL AFFAIRS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, which will be followed by presentations from the Canadian Grief Alliance, Canadian Medical Association and Royal Society of Canada. (4 PM)

Her Upper House colleague Julie Miville-Dechêne heads to LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS to field questions on her proposal to “restrict young persons’ online access to sexually explicit material,” with University of Ottawa internet expert Michael Geist and Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers director Brian Hurley also expected to share their respective thoughts on the bill. (4:15 PM)

Finally, BANKING, TRADE AND COMMERCE members get an update on cryptocurrency, courtesy of former senior deputy Bank of Canada governor Carolyn Wilkins. (7:30 – 8:30 PM)

Committee highlights courtesy of our friends at iPoliticsINTEL.