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Meeting No. 5
Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 3:41 p.m. this day, in Room 536, Wellington Building, the Vice-Chair, Bill Matthews, 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 and Bill Matthews.


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


Witnesses: Association des pêcheurs propriétaires des Îles-de-la-Madeleine: Mario Desrape, President; Léonard Poirier, Director General. Harbour Authority of North Lake: Sheila Eastman, Harbour Manager.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 14, 2007, the Committee resumed its study of the Operation and Maintenance of Small Craft Harbours.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 3:43 p.m., Fabian Manning took the Chair.

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

Raynald Blais moved, — That, in the event the last Supply Day for the period ending December 10, 2007 falls on or less than 3 sitting days after December 3, 2007, the Committee rescind the motion of November 14, 2007 with respect to a study of Supplementary Estimates on December 3, 2007 and, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), proceed to consider on that date the Performance Report of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the period ending March 31, 2007 tabled in the House, and that the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans be called to appear.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


At 4:37 p.m., Bill Matthews took the Chair.

The Committee resumed its study of the Operation and Maintenance of Small Craft Harbours.

The witnesses answered questions.


At 5:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Stephen Knowles
Clerk of the Committee

2007-12-10 2:26 p.m.