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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 79
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:31 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Zackery Shaver, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
Eagle Spirit Energy Holding Ltd.
• Gary Alexcee, Deputy Chief
• Calvin Helin, Chairman and President
• Isaac Laboucan-Avirom, Chief
Nisga'a Lisims Government
• Collier Azak, Chief Executive Officer
• Eva Clayton, President
• Corinne McKay, Secretary-Treasurer
• Margaret Rosling, General Counsel
• Brian Tait, Chairperson
Aboriginal Equity Partners
• Elmer Ghostkeeper, Steward
• Dale Swampy, Coordinator
Lax Kw'alaams Band
• John Helin, Mayor
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast.

Dale Swampy, Elmer Ghostkeeper and John Helin made statements and answered questions.

At 4:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the Subcommittee report adopted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the Committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017; and that members submit their suggested amendments to the Clerk of the Committee no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Calvin Helin, Isaac Laboucan-Avirom, Gary Alexcee and Eva Clayton made statements and, with Corinne McKay and Margaret Rosling, answered questions.

At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee