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Meeting No. 19
Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met in a televised session at 9:05 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Fabian Manning, presiding.


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


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


Appearing: Hon. Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: David Bevan, Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management; George Da Pont, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard; Claire Dansereau, Associate Deputy Minister; Michelle d'Auray, Deputy Minister; Cal Hegge, Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Hon. Loyola Hearn made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 10:01 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

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


Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


At 10:45 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:48 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 10:55 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Julia Lockhart
Clerk of the Committee

2008/04/04 9:07 a.m.