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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 11
Monday, November 30, 2020, 3:35 p.m. to 5:37 p.m.
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Daniele Lafrance, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
As an individual
• Sterling Belliveau, Retired Fisherman, Former Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture of Nova Scotia
• Michael Dadswell, Professor of Biology (Retired)
• Gary Hutchins, Detachment Supervisor (Retired), Department of Fisheries and Oceans
• Andrew Roman, Retired Lawyer
Canadian Independent Fish Harvester's Federation
• Jim McIsaac, Vice-President, Pacific
• Melanie Sonnenberg, President
Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office
• Eric Zscheile, Barrister and Negotiator
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, October 19, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the implementation of Mi’kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to support a moderate livelihood.


Richard Bragdon moved, — That the committee adopt the following documents as evidence for its current study titled "Implementation of Mi'kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood":

• Supreme Court desision "R v Marshall (No 1) [1999] 3 S.C.R. 456" and "R v Marshall (No 2) [1999] 3 S.C.R. 533;" and

• The 1760 and 1761 Peace and Friendship Treaties; and

• Macdonlad-Laurier Institute 2019 report titled "The Marshall Decision at 20: Two Decades of Commercial Re-Empowerment of the Micmac and Maliseet;" and

• The Committee’s Second Report from the Second Session 36th Parliament titled "The Marshall Decision and Beyond: Implications for Management of the Atlantic Fisheries".

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mel Arnold, Jaime Battiste, Terry Beech, Maxime Blanchette-Joncas, Richard Bragdon, Blaine Calkins, Serge Cormier, Ken Hardie, Gord Johns, Robert J. Morrissey, John Williamson — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

Michael Dadswell, Gary Hutchins and Melanie Sonnenberg made statements and answered questions.

At 4:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That the witnesses schedule for the first hour of meeting today be invited to appear again at the next meeting.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:43 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Andrew Roman and Eric Zscheile made statements and answered questions.

At 5:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee