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Lib. (BC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I had used the “raise hand” function, but thank you for noticing my wave.
For my friend and colleague, Madame Gill, I know you have several motions that you've given notice of. It sounds like the consensus of the committee is moving towards finishing the moderate livelihood study and moving to finish up the Pacific salmon study, and then there are a couple of options, including the motion that just passed.
Just for the clarity of the committee, could you give us some insight as to what would be your highest priority among the various motions? Would it be the recreational fishing motion that just passed? If you had to choose one of them as your highest priority for the next topic to study, would you be comfortable sharing that information with the committee?
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Lib. (BC)
Mr. Chair, I just want to say that the minister is always happy to come to the fisheries and oceans committee and that everyone had a wonderful opportunity to submit their witness list in due course, which could include the department and include the minister.
The minister also has an outstanding request to visit this committee prior to the end of the month. If the committee sees fit to move that request up, I'm sure the minister would be more than happy to attend. However, I have to imagine that the motion put forward by the Conservatives to suspend this very important study is going to be incredibly disappointing to everyone in eastern Canada who was hoping that this good work would go forward. I just can't comprehend where the Conservative Party is coming from with wanting to suspend.
That said, I want to be clear that the minister will be happy to come to the fisheries and oceans committee to give testimony.
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Lib. (BC)
Point of order, Mr. Chair.
View Terry Beech Profile
Lib. (BC)
Could we just, for the clarification of everybody on the committee, have the entire amendment that we're voting on right now be read?
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Lib. (BC)
Mr. Speaker, I just want to reiterate that despite the accusations from our Conservative friends, I can assure the committee members.... This is my second go-round on the fisheries and oceans committee, and we've been fortunate enough to avoid some of this political hackery in the past, having done work together on a number of great motions. In fact, traditionally this is one of the most productive committees of Parliament in terms of addressing issues right across the country.
I just want to give the members of this committee the assurance that you do not require leverage. The minister is happy to appear. She is seized with this issue.
I'll be happy to support Gord's amendment. I share his frustration that the wonderful testimony that was happening today was obstructed by the Conservatives. I am hoping that this will not happen in the future, because this is an important study, and important not just to Atlantic Canada but to all of Canada.
This leverage is simply unnecessary, so I would emphasize that members of the committee should support Gord's amendment.
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Lib. (BC)
Mr. Chair, would you please read the entire motion as amended?
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Lib. (BC)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
View Terry Beech Profile
Lib. (BC)
Just for the favour of all our staff, who are working feverishly in the background to re-book meetings that were scheduled over the extension, do you have a timeline on the second round and when you would expect us to complete it?
View Terry Beech Profile
Lib. (BC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
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Lib. (BC)
On a point of order, Mr. Chair—
View Terry Beech Profile
Lib. (BC)
I have a question of clarification.
This particular amendment wasn't too complex. I was able follow along with it. I can get the general gist by scribbling it down as we're going. Amendments can get much more complicated than this. As a matter of process, are we going to take the time to be emailing out the text of amendments as they go? How do you see us dealing with amendments in this hybrid process, especially if the amendments are more complex than this one?
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Lib. (BC)
No, I think it was very well articulated by our colleague.
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Lib. (BC)
Mr. Chair, I'd be happy to sit a while longer. However, I would note that there is an emergency debate coming up that some of us are planning to participate in. Depending on the will of the members, I would certainly be greatly appreciative if this were over before 3 p.m. Pacific time. That's my own view.
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Lib. (BC)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
It's just a point of clarification. Let's assume that there was an amendment raised for the previous motion. Given the new context of the translation and the written text, could you or the clerk advise how we would proceed in that situation?
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Lib. (BC)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
Mr. Battiste is in the waiting room and is trying to get back into the meeting.
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