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Meeting No. 16
Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 9:04 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Fabian Manning, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Raynald Blais, Blaine Calkins, Randy Kamp, Gerald Keddy, Yvon Lévesque, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Fabian Manning, Bill Matthews, Scott Simms and Peter Stoffer.


Acting Members present: Jean-Yves Roy for Raynald Blais.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: François Côté, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of the Environment: Richard Elliot, Director of Wildlife Research, Science and Technology; Austin Reed, Scientist emeritus. Cree Nation of Chisasibi: Robert Kanatewat; George Lameboy; Chief Roderick Pachano; Robbie Tapiatic. Grand Council of the Crees: Alan F. Penn, Science Advisor. Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Patrice Leblanc, Director, Habitat Protection and Sustainable Development; Lizon Provencher, Biologist.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on December 3, 2007, the Committee commenced its study of the condition of the eelgrass beds in James Bay.

Chief Roderick Pachano made a statement, and with George Lameboy, Robbie Tapiatic, Robert Kanatewat and Alan F. Penn, answered questions.


At 9:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:01 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Richard Elliot and Patrice Leblanc made statements and, with Austin Reed and Lizon Provencher, answered questions.


At 10:26 a.m., Bill Matthews took the Chair.


At 10:30 a.m., Fabian Manning took the Chair.


At 10:46 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:49 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Julia Lockhart
Clerk of the Committee

2008/03/13 3:13 p.m.