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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 13
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 3:31 p.m. to 5:34 p.m.
Presiding
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation
• Brooke Nodding, Executive Director
Atlantic Salmon Federation
• Bill Taylor, President
As an individual
• Jeffrey A. Hutchings, Canada Research Chair in Marine Conservation and Biodiversity, Dalhousie University
• Greg Roach, Chair, Minister's Advisory Committee on Wild Atlantic Salmon
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Committee resumed its study on Wild Atlantic Salmon in Eastern Canada.

Greg Roach and Brooke Nodding, by videoconference from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Jeffrey A. Hutchings and Bill Taylor made statements and answered questions.

Motion

Fin Donnelly moved, — That the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans hear from witnesses on the issue of adjacency and the policies regarding owner operator and fleet separation specifically as it relates to the impact of the Canfisco plant closure in Prince Rupert.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Fin Donnelly, Pat Finnigan, Ken Hardie, Bernadette Jordan, Bryan May, Robert J. Morrissey — 6;

NAYS: Mel Arnold, Robert Sopuck, Mark Strahl — 3.

At 5:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee take one session to hear from the ministry on its priorities for the new investments in science and assignments for the new scientists.

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



David Chandonnet
Clerk of the Committee