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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 31
Monday, October 31, 2016, 3:28 p.m. to 5:32 p.m.
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
Canadian Wildlife Federation
• David Browne, Director of Conservation
• Nick Lapointe, Senior Conservation Biologist, Freshwater Ecology
As an individual
• Brett Favaro, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
• Martin Olszynski, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Affiliated Faculty, Canadian Institute of Resources Law, University of Calgary
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of review of changes to the Fisheries Act.

It was agreed, — That the Committee may only meet in camera for the following purposes:

  1. to consider wages, salaries and other employee benefits;
  2. to consider contracts and contract negotiations;
  3. to consider labour relations and personnel matters;
  4. to consider a draft report or agenda;
  5. for briefings concerning national or parliamentary security;
  6. to consider matters where privacy or the protection of personal information is required;
  7. to receive legal, administrative or procedural advice from the House of Commons’ Administration; and
  8. for any other reason, with the unanimous consent of the Committee;

That the Chair may schedule all or portions of a meeting to be in camera for the reasons listed above;

That any motion to sit in camera shall be subject to a debate where the mover, and one member from each of the other recognized parties, be given up to three minutes each to speak to the motion; and that the mover shall then be given up to one minute to respond.

Dr. David Browne, Dr. Brett Favaro, by videoconference from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Martin Olszynski made statements and, with Dr. Nick Lapointe, answered questions.

At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee