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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 90
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8:45 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Daniele Lafrance, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
Department of Transport
• Jane Weldon, Director General, Marine Safety and Security
• Luc Tremblay, Executive Director, Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight and Boating Safety
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
• Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer
• Marc-André Poisson, Director, Marine Investigations
As individuals
• Jason Sullivan, Fish Harvester
• John Will Brazil, Fish Harvester
Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador
• Ryan Cleary, President
• Mervin Wiseman, Member
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of the Atlantic Canada commercial vessel length and licensing policies.

Jane Weldon and Jean L. Laporte made statements and, with Luc Tremblay and Marc-André Poisson, answered questions.

At 9:46 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:48 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Jason Sullivan, John Will Brazil, Ryan Cleary and Mervin Wiseman made statements and answered questions.

On motion of Mel Arnold, it was agreed, — That the Committee be provided with the expected and/or typical timeline for new stability assessment for various sized fishing vessels and the risk assessment process the Department of Transport and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans use to determine timeline and requirements for stability assessments for vessels that have been modified.

At 10:50 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee