I call to order this meeting of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of the 42nd Parliament, pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Bill C-64, an act respecting wrecks, abandoned, dilapidated or hazardous vessels, and salvage operations.
From the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, we have Froozan Housany, senior policy analyst; Kathy Nghiem, acting director, preparedness and response; Marc Sanderson, acting director general, national strategies; and Yvette-Marie Kieran, legal counsel, legal services.
From the Department of Justice, we have Jaime Bishop, legal counsel.
From the Department of Transport, we have Marc-Yves Bertin, director general, marine policy; Ellen Burack, director general, environmental policy; Jeffrey Johnson, manager, clean water policy; and Michelle Sanders, director, clean water policy.
You are all here to answer questions from the committee, to comment on the various amendments, and to provide the committee with that information. Thank you all for being here.
We will move right into the bill.
Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of clause 1, the short title is postponed.
If I have the support of the committee, when there are no amendments, I would like to group the clauses so that we can move along swiftly. Otherwise, we could be here until eight o'clock, and we do have a vote.
Do I have unanimous consent to group them when there are no amendments?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
The Chair: Thank you.
(Clauses 2 to 4 inclusive agreed to)
(On clause 5)
The Chair: There is a government amendment, G-1, moved by Mr. Fraser.
Mr. Fraser, would you like to speak to it?