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View Churence Rogers Profile
Lib. (NL)
Madam Chair, I'd like to begin by stating that I am sharing my time with the member for Davenport.
Madam Chair, in my riding of Bonavista—Burin—Trinity, many individuals and local businesses depend heavily on the fishing industry. We've been struggling since the onset of COVID-19. Many have seen a reduction in income and opportunities as a result of shortened catching seasons and increased costs from purchasing personal protective equipment to keep employees safe as they return to work, among other new and unexpected expenses.
Madam Chair, in April the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans announced a seafood stabilization fund to help processors increase their capacity and access the domestic retail market. This includes funds to improve and expand refrigeration and freezing systems and to purchase or operate manufacturing and automated technologies that improve seafood quality and productivity and will help harvesters and processors for years to come.
Can the minister update this House and the industry on how they can apply for this fund so that it will support the fishing industry and the local economy in my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout our coastal communities from coast to coast to coast?
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:02
Good afternoon, everyone. I call this meeting to order.
Welcome to meeting number 11 of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Pursuant to the motion adopted by the House on May 26, 2020, Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted on June 1, 2020, the committee is resuming its study of the impacts of COVID-19 on fishing industry stakeholders.
Today's meeting is taking place by video conference. The proceedings are public and are made available via the House of Commons website. So that you are aware, the webcast will show the person speaking rather than the entire committee.
Regular members know these by now, but for the benefit of witnesses who are participating in a House of Commons virtual committee meeting for the first time, I will remind you all of a few rules to follow.
Interpretation in this video conference will work very much like it does in a regular committee meeting. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of floor, English or French. As you are speaking, if you plan to alternate from one language to another, you will need to switch the interpretation channel so that it aligns with the language you are speaking. You may want to allow for a short pause when switching languages.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. When you are ready to speak, you can click on the microphone icon to activate your mike.
Should members have a point of order, they should activate their mike and state that they have a point of order. If a member wishes to intervene on a point of order that has been raised by another member, I encourage him or her to use the “raise hand” function. To do so, you should click on “participants” at the bottom of the screen. When the list pops up, you will see, next to your name, that you can click on “raise hand”. This will signal to the chair your interest in speaking and will keep the names in chronological order.
When you are not speaking, please put your mike on mute. I can't say this clearly enough. We get feedback from people's offices or wherever they are, and this may interfere with the speech that somebody is giving.
The use of headsets is strongly encouraged, and when speaking, please speak slowly and clearly.
Should any technical challenge arise—for example, in relation to interpretation—or should a problem with your audio arise, please advise the chair immediately, and the technical team will work to resolve the issue. Please note that we may need to suspend during these times, as we need to ensure that all members are able to participate fully.
Before we get started, can everyone click on the top right-hand corner of their screens to ensure they are on gallery view? With this view, you should be able to see all the participants in grid view. It will ensure that all video participants can see one another.
I would now like to welcome our witnesses for today.
From the BC Seafood Alliance, we have Christina Burridge, executive director. From the Maritime Fishermen's Union, we have Martin Mallet, executive director. From my home province, we have Keith Sullivan, president of Fish, Food and Allied Workers.
Ms. Burridge, we will go to you first, for six minutes or less, please.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:13
Ms. Burridge, I'm going to have to end it there. We've gone way over the six-minute mark.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:13
That's not a problem. Hopefully anything you haven't said in your opening statement will come out in the question and answer session, or please submit your written submission as well and we'll include it in the testimony.
We'll now go to Martin Mallet from the Maritime Fishermen's Union for six minutes or less, please.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:20
Thank you, Mr. Mallet.
We'll now go to Mr. Sullivan from the FFAW.
You have six minutes or less when you're ready.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:27
Thank you, Mr. Sullivan. You were a little bit over, but we'll manage that.
We'll now go to our questioning.
First up for the Conservative Party is Mr. Arnold, for six minutes or less, please.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:34
We will now go to Mr. Cormier for six minutes or less, please.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:41
Thank you.
I have just a couple of quick reminders before I go to Mr. Blanchette-Joncas.
Could those who are not speaking please mute their microphones?
I'll also remind the witnesses and the questioners to please speak slowly and clearly. Interpretation is trying to keep up with your conversation to do exactly that. Be mindful of that.
We'll now go to Mr. Blanchette-Joncas for six minutes or less.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:49
Thank you.
We now go to Mr. Johns for six minutes or less, please.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:56
You have 15 seconds.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 15:56
Thank you, Mr. Johns.
That clews up our first hour pretty well. I want to say thank you to the witnesses who have taken the time to appear before committee today and also to the members for their co-operation in their questioning and in being respectful to all our witnesses, and vice versa.
I'll give those witnesses a chance to leave now, before we get into our next hour with the three new witnesses. We'll suspend for a moment and come right back.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 16:05
We will continue.
Again, for the benefit of witnesses who are here for the first time in a House of Commons virtual committee meeting, I will remind you all of a few rules to follow.
Interpretation in this video conference will work very much like in a regular committee meeting. You have the choice at the bottom of your screen of floor, English or French. As you are speaking, if you plan to alternate from one language to the other, you will need to also switch the interpretation channel so that it aligns with the language you are speaking. You may want to allow for a short pause when switching languages.
Before speaking, please wait until I recognize you by name. When you are ready to speak, you can click on the microphone icon to activate your mike. When you are not speaking, your mike should be on mute.
The use of headsets is strongly encouraged.
Finally, when speaking, please speak slowly and clearly.
Should any technical challenge arise, for example, in relation to interpretation or if a problem with your audio arises, please advise the chair immediately, and the technical team will work to resolve that. Please note that we may need to suspend during these times as we need to ensure that all members are able to participate fully.
Before we get started, for those of you using the computer, click on your screen in the top right-hand corner and ensure that you are on the gallery view. With this view, you should be able to see all the participants in a grid on your screen. That will ensure that all video participants can see one another.
I'll now list our witnesses for this portion of today's meeting. From Fred's Custom Tackle, we have Mr. Fred Helmer, founder and owner. From the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia, we have Mr. Owen Bird, executive director; and Mr. Martin Paish, director of business development. By telephone, from the Victoria Co-operative Fisheries Ltd., we have Mr. Osborne Burke, general manager.
We'll start now with Mr. Helmer's opening statement for six minutes or less.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 16:12
Mr. Helmer, I have to interrupt for a second. The interpreters are asking you to get closer to the mike, so they can hear you better.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 16:13
Thank you, Mr. Helmer.
We'll now go to the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia. Whoever is going first has six minutes or less, please.
View Ken McDonald Profile
Lib. (NL)
View Ken McDonald Profile
2020-06-17 16:18
Mr. Paish, you have just over a minute.
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