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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 19
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 3:40 p.m. to 5:09 p.m.
Robert Sopuck, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

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• Daniele Lafrance, Analyst
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Daniel Duplisea, Research Scientist, Stock assessment and Ecosystem Approach (Québec Region)
• Blair Greenan, Head, Oceanography and Climate Section (Maritimes Region)
• Arran McPherson, Director General, Ecosystem Science Directorate
• Jay Parsons, Director, Aquaculture, Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health Science Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's Priorities Regarding New Investments in Science and Assignments for New Scientists.

Arran McPherson made a statement and, with Blair Greenan, Jay Parsons and Daniel Duplisea, by videoconference from Mont-Joli, Quebec, answered questions.


Fin Donnelly moved, — That the Committee instruct the analyst to prepare a summary of evidence based on testimony heard from witnesses on the Relevance of the Principle of Adjacency and the Owner-Operator and Fleet Separation Policies in the Pacific Region; that the summary be studied by the committee; and that the Chair write to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to present the summary of evidence.

Debate arose thereon.

At 4:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:01 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Bernadette Jordan moved, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 1.

At 5:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:04 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

At 5:09 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Chandonnet
Clerk of the Committee