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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 36
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 3:31 p.m. to 5:34 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Julie Geoffrion, Procedural Clerk
As an individual
• Otto Langer, Fisheries Biologist
West Coast Environmental Law Association
• Linda Nowlan, Staff Counsel
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the Committee resumed its review of changes to the Fisheries Act.

Otto Langer and Linda Nowlan made statements and answered questions.

Motion

Mel Arnold moved, — That the Committee request from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans all input received from their online public consultation related to the Fisheries Act Review to date; that this public input be provided to the Committee within seven days of the passing of this motion; and that all input received for this consultation in future be also provided to the Committee within seven days of receipt by the Department.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Amendment

Bernadette Jordan moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “7 days” with the words “14 days”.

Debate arose thereon.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Bernadette Jordan and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 3.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Committee request from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans all input received from the online public consultation related to the Fisheries Act Review to date; that this public input be provided to the committee within 14 days of the passing of this motion; and that all input received for this consultation in future be also provided to the Committee within 14 days of receipt by the department.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 0.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Tony Matson, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer
• Kevin Stringer, Associate Deputy Minister
• Jody Thomas, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard
• Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner, Operations, Canadian Coast Guard
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee resumed consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 3, 2016.

The Chair calls Vote 1b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Kevin Stringer and Tony Matson made statements and, with Jody Thomas, answered questions.

Vote 1b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans carried.

The Chair calls Vote 5b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Vote 5b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans carried.

The Chair calls Vote 10b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Vote 10b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans carried.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1b, 5b, and 10b, under Department of Fisheries and Oceans to the House.

At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee