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Meeting No. 31
Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 9:06 a.m. this day, in Room 213, Wellington Building, 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: Todd Norman Russell for Hon. Gerry Byrne.


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


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Mimi Breton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Oceans and Habitat Sector; 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; Michaela Huard, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Sector; Barry Rashotte, Associate Director General, Resource Management Branch, Operations.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2008-2009: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under FISHERIES AND OCEANS referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 28, 2008.

Michelle D'Auray and Cal Hegge made statements and, with other witnesses, answered questions.


At 10:39 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:44 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 10:49 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Julia Lockhart
Clerk of the Committee

2008/06/04 9:05 a.m.