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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 44
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
Office of the Auditor General of Canada
• Sharon Clark, Principal
• Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Sylvie Lapointe, Acting/Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management
• Arran McPherson, Director General, Ecosystem Science Directorate
• Kevin Stringer, Associate Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development - Fall 2016.

Julie Gelfand and Kevin Stringer made statements and with Sharon Clark, Sylvie Lapointe and Arran McPherson answered questions.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister and Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, or in case of unavailability, one or the other, to attend a meeting of the Committee during either the week of April 3, 2017 or April 10, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter, to respond to commitments made to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, in the report ‘Sustaining Canada’s Major Fish Stocks – Fisheries and Oceans Canada’, dated October 2016.

At 9:51 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:54 a.m., the sitting resumed In Camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 25, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Northern Cod Stock.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

At 10:47 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee