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Meeting No. 54
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 8:06 a.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Robert Chisholm, Patricia Davidson, Fin Donnelly, Randy Kamp, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Robert Sopuck, Jonathan Tremblay, John Weston, Rodney Weston and Stephen Woodworth.


Acting Members present: Pierre-Luc Dusseault for Philip Toone, Greg Kerr for John Weston and Joy Smith for John Weston.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Nicolas Thai Nguyen, Analyst; Tim Williams, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Sector; Geoffrey Bickert, Executive Director and Senior General Counsel, Legal Services Unit; France Pégeot, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector; Kevin Stringer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 1, 2012, the Committee resumed its study of the subject matter of clauses 173 to 178 (Fisheries Act) of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures.

Kevin Stringer made a statement and, with David Balfour, answered questions.


At 9:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:31 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That a letter be sent to the Chair of the Finance Committee informing him that the majority of the Committee Members recommend that clauses 173 to 178 be carried as written.


At 10:19 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2012/11/20 3:22 p.m.