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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 50
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 9:46 a.m.
In Camera
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
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.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Newfoundland and Labrador's Northern Cod Fishery: charting a new sustainable future".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting and/or supplementary opinions be in Arial 12 point font, single line spacing and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than 10:45 a.m., on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That the analyst and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee’s website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee make the necessary arrangements for a press conference to be held after the tabling of the Committee's report to the House.

At 9:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:29 a.m., the sitting resumed.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas, the proposed budget in the amount of $113, 236.80, for the Committee’s travel to Inuvik, Paulatuk and Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, and Vancouver, Masset, Queen Charlotte, Prince Rupert and Sandspit, British Columbia, in Spring 2017, be adopted.

At 9:46 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee