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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 28
Monday, May 3, 2021, 3:37 p.m. to 6:44 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Nancy Vohl, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association
• Michael Atkins, Executive Director
United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union – Unifor
• James Lawson, President
BC COVID-19 Active Fishermen’s Committee
• Jim McIsaac, Managing Director
Prawn Industry Caucus
• Emily Orr, Lead Representative
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the committee commenced its study of frozen-at-sea spot prawns.

Jim McIsaac, Michael Atkins, Emily Orr and James Lawson made statements and answered questions.

Motion

Richard Bragdon moved, — That the chair, parliamentary secretary and Liberal Party committee members request an audience with the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard tomorrow to ask her to permanently rescind the reinterpretation, and that the Liberal members report back to the committee on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Amendment

Marilène Gill moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words "permanently rescind the reinterpretation" with the words “rescind the reinterpretation for the 2021 season”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Marilène Gill and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Marilène Gill — 1;

NAYS: Mel Arnold, Jaime Battiste, Terry Beech, Richard Bragdon, Blaine Calkins, Serge Cormier, Ken Hardie, Gord Johns, Dan Mazier, Robert J. Morrissey — 10.

At 6:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Chair ruled the proposed motion inadmissible since only the House of Commons may direct individual Members.

On motion of Robert J. Morrissey, it was agreed, — That the committee ask the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to provide clarity on this season's regulation to industry as urgently as possible in order to provide certainty for this year's season.

At 6:44 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Tina Miller
Clerk of the Committee