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Hello everyone. It's February 18, and welcome to a meeting of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Today we're doing committee business. As we all know, as the committee operates, we take in legislation as it comes to us, whatever is referred to us from the House. We also look at estimates—some of our senior members will know what I'm talking about—plus the report on plans and priorities. We'll do that as well.
In the meantime we need a frank discussion as to what we would like the committee to do in conjunction with the operations of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. We need to look at what it is we would like to see as priorities over the coming while.
I would like to get into some of those issues, maybe some suggestions and the like.
Does everybody have the briefing book that was sent to you by Thai, our analyst? It's a briefing book on the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, on past activities, including the functions of the committee and that sort of thing. I think it was sent—how long ago was that—two weeks ago?