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Meeting No. 34
Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room C-180, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Rodney Weston, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Raynald Blais, Rodger Cuzner, Randy Kamp, Yvon Lévesque, Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Joyce Murray, Devinder Shory, John Weston and Rodney Weston.


Acting Members present: Cheryl Gallant for Ron Cannan and Bruce Hyer for Fin Donnelly.


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


Witnesses: Department of Fisheries and Oceans: David Bevan, Associate Deputy Minister.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee commenced consideration of the Order in Council appointment of David Bevan to the position of Associate Deputy Minister at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans which was referred to the Committee on Friday, October 22, 2010.

David Bevan made a statement and answered questions.


At 10:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:08 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Raynald Blais moved, — That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans ask Dr. Louis Fortier, scientific director of the research icebreaker, the Amundsen, the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, representatives from the BP and Esso oil companies, and a spokesperson for Équiterre, to appear before it to give details about the lease of the Coast Guard’s vessel, the Amundsen, to Esso and BP for petroleum exploration activities in the Beaufort sea.


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


At 10:22 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jacques Maziade
Committee Clerk

2010/11/26 10:58 a.m.