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Fisheries and Oceans


Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Fisheries and Oceans

Issue 1 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 6, 2011

OTTAWA, Thursday, October 6, 2011


The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met this day at 9 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Fabian Manning, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Cochrane, Hubley, MacDonald, Manning, Oliver, Patterson, Poirier and Poy (8).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Baker, P.C. (1).

Also present: Claude Emery, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; and Mona Ishack, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate of the Senate.

In attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Sunday, June 26, 2011, the committee continued its examination of issues relating to the federal government's current and evolving policy framework for managing Canada's fisheries and oceans.


The Honourable Keith Ashfield, P.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Marc Grégoire, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard;

David Bevan, Associate Deputy Minister;

Roch Huppé, Chief Financial Officer;

David Balfour, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management;

Richard Nadeau, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services;

Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector.

Minister Ashfield made a statement and, together with all the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 10:05 a.m., pursuant to rule 92(2)e), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 10:15 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Danielle Labonté

Clerk of the committee

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