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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 70
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
In Camera
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Angela Crandall, Procedural Clerk
• Nathalie Clairoux, Logistics Officer
• Jennifer Almeida, Logistics Officer
Library of Parliament
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
• Daniele Lafrance, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed that the meetings of October 3 and October 5, 2017 be cancelled.

At 9:00 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:12 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
• Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic
Area A Crab Association
• Dan Edwards, Executive Director
BC Shellfish Growers' Association
• Todd Russell, Board Member
Fish, Food and Allied Workers
• Dwan Street, Projects Coordinator
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Oceans Act’s marine protected areas.

It was agreed, — That the Analysts and the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee's website and for distribution to local media, in relation to the Committee's travel in October 2017.


Todd Doherty moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately undertake a study of no less than two (2) meetings on the proposed changes to the tax system outlined in the government’s consultations titled “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations” as publicly released on July 18, 2017, in order to assess the impact of the changes on Canada’s fisheries, small business fishing companies, and the small businesses that support fishing companies and their surrounding communities; and that the findings be reported to the House.


Bernadette Jordan moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pat Finnigan, Ken Hardie, Bernadette Jordan, Ken McDonald, Robert J. Morrissey — 5;

NAYS: Mel Arnold, Todd Doherty, Fin Donnelly, Larry Miller — 4.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion in the name of Todd Doherty.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mel Arnold, Todd Doherty, Larry Miller — 3;

NAYS: Fin Donnelly, Pat Finnigan, Ken Hardie, Bernadette Jordan, Ken McDonald, Robert J. Morrissey — 6.

Paul Barnes, Todd Russell, Dan Edwards and Dwan Street made statements and answered questions.

At 10:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee