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Meeting No. 13
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Scott Andrews, Raynald Blais, Hon. Gerry Byrne, Blaine Calkins, Fin Donnelly, Randy Kamp, Yvon Lévesque, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, John Weston and Rodney Weston.


Acting Members present: Peter Stoffer for Fin Donnelly.


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


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: David Bevan, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management. Department of Fisheries and Oceans - Canadian Coast Guard: Michael Gardiner, Director General, Major Crown Projects. Department of Fisheries and Oceans: Michaela Huard, Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services; Roch Huppé, Chief Financial Officer; Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Oceans and Science; Sylvain Paradis, Director General, Ecosystems Sciences.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee resumed consideration of the Main Estimates 2010-2011: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under FISHERIES AND OCEANS referred to the Committee on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

Rock Huppé made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 5:11 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $80,900, for the Committee’s study of aquaculture in the Pacific region, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $99,441 for the Committee’s travel to Percé, Grande Rivière, Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé,Quebec; Deer Lake, Benoit's Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador; Sydney, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick from May 24 to 28, 2010, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.


At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Travis Ladouceur
Clerk of the Committee

2010/06/22 3:35 p.m.