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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 71
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 8:46 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
• William Stephenson, Legislative Clerk
• Hugues La Rue, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Daniele Lafrance, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Committee have a briefing on the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada on Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, members submit a preliminary list of witnesses to the Clerk of the Committee no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017; members submit their final list of witnesses to the Clerk of the Committee no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

It was agreed, — That, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Committee decide on the number of meetings to hold and the number of witnesses to hear; and that the Committee meet outside the regular schedule, if necessary.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the Oceans Act's Marine Protected Areas, representatives from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the Newfoundland and Labrador region, for the indigenous commercial fisheries and for the issuing of licences, for the Ecosystems and Oceans Branch and for Ecosystems and fisheries Management Branch, be invited.

At 9:15 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:17 a.m., the sitting resumed in public

Parks Canada Agency
• Kevin McNamee, Director, Protected Areas Establishment Branch
• Rob Prosper, Vice-President, Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation
Ocean Networks Canada
• Kim Juniper, Chief Scientist
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.

Rob Prosper made a statement and, with Kevin McNamee, answered questions.

At 9:25 a.m., Todd Doherty took the Chair.

At 9:30 a.m., Scott Simms took the Chair.

At 10:08 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:15 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Kim Juniper, by videoconference from Victoria, British Columbia, made a statement and answered questions.

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



Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee