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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 29
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 11:02 a.m. to 12:44 p.m.
In Camera
Ken McDonald, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Daniele Lafrance, Analyst
• Edouard McIntyre, Analyst
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 committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

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

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study examining population sustainability of pacific salmon stocks in the Alsek, Porcupine, and Yukon River drainages that would include: a briefing with officials from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to provide an update on the Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative; threats to the sustainability of the pacific salmon species and the importance of salmon harvesting to First Nations across Yukon; the dynamics of the Pacific Salmon Treaty with the United States and in particular the Yukon River Salmon Agreement, and their role in the conservation and stewardship, enhanced hatchery production, harvest transformation and integration, and collaboration on which the Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative is built; the impact of predation, climate change and other factors on salmon stocks; that the committee hold a minimum of six meetings with witnesses and that the committee travel to the Yukon to hold at least two meetings in relation to this study; that the committee present its findings and recommendations in a report to the House; and that pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request the government to table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a comprehensive study on the scope, value, current health and future sustainability of Central Canada’s commercial freshwater fisheries, and that the study consider the impacts of human activities such as trade and industrialization, and other factors including invasive species, climate change, and agreements, conflicts and collaboration with the United States on the economic, ecological, and cultural outputs of the Lake Winnipeg Basin, the Great Lakes Basin, and the St. Lawrence River Basin, and that a minimum of five meetings with witnesses be allocated for this study, that following this study, the Chair present a report to the House, and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

At 12:44 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Tina Miller
Clerk of the committee