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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 16
Thursday, April 7, 2022, 11:06 a.m. to 1:23 p.m.
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Michael Chalupovitsch, Analyst
• Thai Nguyen, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the committee to undertake a study of capelin fishing regulations impeding weir fishing in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.


Caroline Desbiens moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee invite Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, along with her officials, for a meeting of two hours, to be held no later than Wednesday, April 13, 2022, to inform the committee about the steps the department has taken on this issue since the spring of 2021 and the steps the Minister plans to take, as well as the time required, to correct the problem, given the unique nature of weir fishing in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, and in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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

YEAS: Mel Arnold, Lisa Marie Barron, Caroline Desbiens, Rick Perkins, Clifford Small, Bob Zimmer — 6;

NAYS: Serge Cormier, Brendan Hanley, Ken Hardie, Mike Kelloway, Robert J. Morrissey — 5.

Government of British Columbia
• Kevin Butterworth, Executive Director, Environmental Emergencies and Land Remediation, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
• Valérie Langlois, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ecotoxicogenomics and Endocrine Disruption
Shipping Federation of Canada
• Christopher Hall, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, January 20, 2022, the committee resumed its study of marine cargo container spills.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 12:59 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:03 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the members of the committee submit to the clerk their recommendations in relation to the study of marine cargo container spills no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the clerk of the committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a preliminary submission for travel to Scotland, Norway and Iceland in the fall of 2022, with regard to the committee’s study of pinniped stock management, to be submitted to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee no later than Friday, May 6, 2022.

At 1:23 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Tina Miller
Clerk of the committee