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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 21
Monday, September 19, 2016, 3:30 p.m. to 4:51 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the motion adopted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 concerning a study of the scope of application of the Fisheries Act be rescinded and replaced with the following: That the Committee, in light of the letter provided by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard & the Minister of Transport, review and study the scope of application of the Fisheries Act, and specifically the serious harm to fish prohibition; how the prohibition is implemented to protect fish and fish habitat; the capacity of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to deliver on fish and fish habitat protection through project review, monitoring, and enforcement; the definitions of serious harm to fish and commercial, recreational, and Aboriginal fisheries; the use of regulatory authorities under the Fisheries Act; and other related provisions of the act, and provide its recommendations in a report to the House, no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

At 3:50 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 4:51 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee