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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 135
Monday, March 18, 2019, 3:35 p.m. to 6:17 p.m.
Presiding
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

• Hon. Larry Bagnell for Colin Fraser (Liberal)
• Gord Johns for Fin Donnelly (NDP)
• Hon. Rob Nicholson for Todd Doherty (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Elizabeth May, M.P., Saanich—Gulf Islands
• Hon. Murray Sinclair, Senator
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Adam Burns, Director General, Fisheries Resource Management
Department of Justice
• Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
Department of the Environment
• Carolina Caceres, Manager, International Biodiversity, Canadian Wildlife Service
Marineland of Canada Inc.
• Andrew Burns, Legal Counsel
Ocean Wise
• Clinton Wright, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Aquarium
• Martin Haulena, Chief Veterinarian
As individuals
• Laura H. Graham, Director, WRG Conservation Foundation
• Ingrid Visser, Founder and Principal Scientist, Orca Research Trust
• Hal Whitehead, Professor, Biology Department, Dalhousie University
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, February 1, 2019, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins).

The Chair called Clause 1.

Elizabeth May made a statement.

Murray Sinclair and Ingrid Visser, by videoconference from Tutukaka, New Zealand, made statements and answered questions.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Adam Burns made a statement and, with Joanne Klineberg and Carolina Caceres, answered questions.

At 5:22 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:27 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Hal Whitehead, by videoconference from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Laura H. Graham, by videoconference from Guelph, Ontario, Clinton Wright, Andrew Burns and Martin Haulena made statements.

At 6:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

Andrew Burns, Laura H. Graham, by videoconference from Guelph, Ontario, and Clinton Wright answered questions.

At 6:17 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee