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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 6
Monday, November 2, 2020, 4:11 p.m. to 6:07 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Josée Harrison, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Daniele Lafrance, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
As an individual
• Naiomi Metallic, Assistant Professor, Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
• Thierry Rodon, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Université Laval
• William Craig Wicken, Professor, Department of History, York University
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.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

Motion

John Williamson moved, — That the committee request the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to appear for no fewer than two hours as a witness for the committee’s current study of the "Implementation of Mi’kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood"; that the committee suspend future meetings of its current study until the Minister appears as requested, with the departmental officials requested.

At 5:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Amendment

Marilène Gill moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “"Implementation of Mi'kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood";" the following: "that the Minister appear no later than November 13, 2020.”.

Subamendment

Gord Johns moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the word “13” with the word “20”.

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment of Gord Johns and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Jaime Battiste, Terry Beech, Pat Finnigan, Ken Hardie, Gord Johns, Robert J. Morrissey — 6;

NAYS: Mel Arnold, Richard Bragdon, Blaine Calkins, Marilène Gill, John Williamson — 5.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Marilène Gill, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mel Arnold, Jaime Battiste, Terry Beech, Richard Bragdon, Blaine Calkins, Pat Finnigan, Marilène Gill, Ken Hardie, Gord Johns, Robert J. Morrissey, John Williamson — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

Amendment

Gord Johns moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words "that the committee suspend future meetings of its current study until the Minister appears, as requested, with the department officials requested.".

The question was put on the amendment of Gord Johns and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Jaime Battiste, Terry Beech, Pat Finnigan, Ken Hardie, Gord Johns, Robert J. Morrissey — 6;

NAYS: Mel Arnold, Richard Bragdon, Blaine Calkins, Marilène Gill, John Williamson — 5.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mel Arnold, Jaime Battiste, Terry Beech, Richard Bragdon, Blaine Calkins, Pat Finnigan, Marilène Gill, Ken Hardie, Gord Johns, Robert J. Morrissey, John Williamson — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the committee request the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to appear for no fewer than two hours as a witness for the committee’s current study of the "Implementation of Mi’kmaq Treaty Fishing Rights to Support a Moderate Livelihood", and that the Minister appear no later than November 20, 2020.

At 6:07 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the Committee