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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 51
Thursday, March 9, 2017, 8:49 a.m. to 10:36 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
• Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
• Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Catherine Blewett, Deputy Minister
• Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard
• Sylvie Lapointe, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management
• Tony Matson, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer
• Philippe Morel, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management
• Trevor Swerdfager, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science and Oceans Protection Plan
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Department of Fisheries and Oceans, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

• Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
• Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Catherine Blewett, Deputy Minister
• Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard
• Sylvie Lapointe, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management
• Tony Matson, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer
• Philippe Morel, Acting Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management
• Trevor Swerdfager, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science and Oceans Protection Plan
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of Fisheries and Oceans, referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

The Chair called Votes 1c and 1 under Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc and Tony Matson made statements and, with Terry Beech, Catherine Blewett, Jeffery Hutchinson, Philippe Morel, Trevor Swerdfager and Sylvie Lapointe, answered questions.

At 10:19 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:22 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

Vote 1c under Department of Fisheries and Oceans carried.

The Chair called Vote 5c under Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Vote 5c under Department of Fisheries and Oceans carried.

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

Vote 1 under Department of Fisheries and Oceans carried.

The Chair called Vote 5 under Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Vote 5 under Department of Fisheries and Oceans carried.

The Chair called Vote 10 under Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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

At 10:36 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Thomas Bigelow
Clerk of the Committee