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Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Government response to the eleventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled "When Every Minute Counts – Maritime Search and Rescue"
(2019-05-03)
Study on issues relating to the federal government's current and evolving policy framework for managing Canada's fisheries and oceans
(2019-02-28)
Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act
(2018-12-11) Show Briefs
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:05 PM
  • The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Judy Dwyer, Director, Enforcement Policy and Programs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Sylvie Lapointe, Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Harbour Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jeff MacDonald, Director General, Oceans and Fisheries Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Philippe Morel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aquatic Ecosystems Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Candace Newman, Senior Policy Analyst, Offshore Petroleum Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Timothy Sargent, Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Danny Wright, Subdivision Chief, Environmental Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Canada, Lands and Minerals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
  • Jeff MacDonald, Director General, Oceans and Fisheries Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Candace Newman, Senior Policy Analyst, Offshore Petroleum Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Josée-Annie Verville, Chief, Enforcement Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Danny Wright, Subdivision Chief, Environmental Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Canada, Lands and Minerals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:10 PM
  • Darren Goetze, Director General, Conservation and Protection (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jeff MacDonald, Director General, Oceans and Fisheries Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Candace Newman, Senior Policy Analyst, Offshore Petroleum Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Danny Wright, Subdivision Chief, Environmental Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Canada, Lands and Minerals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:36 AM
  • Brett Favaro, Research Scientist, Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland (As an Individual)
  • Bruce G. Hatcher, Professor, Chair in Marine Ecosystems Research (Cape Breton University)
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:27 PM
  • Paul Barnes, Director, Atlantic Canada and Arctic (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Udlu Hanson, Deputy Minister, Department of Economic Development and Transportation (Government of Nunavut)
  • Robert Lewis-Manning, President (Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia)
  • The Honourable Joe Savikataaq, Premier of Nunavut (Government of Nunavut)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 8:02 AM
  • Ken Paul, Director of Fisheries (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Dalton Silver, Chief, Sumas First Nation (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Jerry Ward, Director of Fisheries (Qikiqtaaluk Corporation)
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 9:30 AM
  • Susanna Fuller, Senior Projects Manager (Oceans North)
  • Bob Gloade, Chief (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat)
  • Tim Kennedy, Executive Director (Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance)
  • Sigrid Kuehnemund, Vice President, Ocean Conservation (World Wildlife Fund Canada)
  • Duane Ningaqsiq Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Inuvialuit Regional Corporation)
  • Linda Nowlan, Staff Lawyer (West Coast Environmental Law)
  • John G. Paul, Executive Director (Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 9:31 AM
  • The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Carey Bonnell, Vice-President, Sustainability and Engagement, Ocean Choice International (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Christina Burridge, Executive Director (BC Seafood Alliance)
  • Timothy Gardiner, Acting Director General, Petroleum Resources Branch, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Darren Goetze, Director General, Conservation and Protection (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mark Hopkins, Director General, Natural Resources and Environment Branch (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Lansbergen, President (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Daniel Lebel, Director General, Geological Survey of Canada, Lands and Minerals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Jeff MacDonald, Director General, Oceans and Fisheries Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Joshua McNeely, Marine Protected Area, SARA Senior Advisor, Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council (Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate)
  • Philippe Morel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aquatic Ecosystems Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Timothy Sargent, Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Keith Sullivan, President (Fish Food and Allied Workers Union)
Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence
(2018-12-11) Show Briefs
Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 8:04 AM
  • Adam Burns, Director General, Fisheries Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Paul Gillis, Director General, Strategic Policy Directorate (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Gorazd Ruseski, Senior Director, Reconciliation Policy and Results (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mark Waddell, Director General, Fisheries and License Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Nicholas Winfield, Director General, Ecosystems Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:09 PM
  • Adam Burns, Director General, Fisheries Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Paul Gillis, Director General, Strategic Policy Directorate (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Darren Goetze, Director General, Conservation and Protection (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Gorazd Ruseski, Senior Director, Reconciliation Policy and Results (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mark Waddell, Director General, Fisheries and License Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Nicholas Winfield, Director General, Ecosystems Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:04 AM
  • Paul Lansbergen, President (Fisheries Council of Canada)
  • Ian MacPherson, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Fisherman's Association)
  • Melanie Sonnenberg, President (Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation)
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 5:08 PM
  • Hon. Herb Breau, P.C., Former Member of Parliament (As an Individual)
  • Serge A. Buy, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Ferry Association)
  • George Ginnish, Chief (Eel Ground First Nation)
  • Domenico Iannidinardo, Chair (Canadian Association of Forest Owners)
  • Joseph Maud, Director, Land, Water and Resources, First Nations (Treaty 2 Territory)
  • Ken Paul, AFN Director of Fisheries (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Gary Swanson, Senior Environmental Specialist (Manitoba Hydro)
  • Terry Teegee, AFN Regional Chief for British Columbia (Assembly of First Nations)
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:12 AM
  • Frank Annau, Environment and Science Policy Advisor (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Erin K. Gowriluk, Executive Director (Grain Growers of Canada)
  • Fawn Jackson, Senior Manager, Government and International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 5:04 PM
  • Brady Balicki, Lead, Environmental Science and Risk Assessment SHEQ, Compliance and Licensing, Cameco Corporation (Saskatchewan Mining Association)
  • Siegfried Kiefer, President and Chief Strategy Officer (ATCO Ltd. and Canadian Utilities Ltd.)
  • Justyna Laurie-Lean, Vice President, Environment and Regulatory Affairs (Mining Association of Canada)
  • Janice Linehan, Manager, Environmental Policy, Suncor Energy Inc. (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Patrick McDonald, Director Climate (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers)
  • Terrance J. Paul, Chief, Co-Chair, Portfolio Lead for Fisheries (Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs)
  • Pam Schwann, President (Saskatchewan Mining Association)
  • Bruce H. Wildsmith, Legal Counsel (Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs)
Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 8:03 AM
  • Anne-Raphaëlle Audouin, President (WaterPower Canada)
  • Alastair Campbell, Senior Policy Advisor (Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated)
  • Daniel Gibson, Senior Environmental Specialist - Renewal Generation, Ontario Power Generation Inc. (WaterPower Canada)
  • Jeffrey Maurice, Director of Policy and Planning, Department of Executive - Policy and Planning Branch (Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated)
  • Channa Perera, Vice President, Policy Development (Canadian Electricity Association)
  • Terry Toner, Director, Environmental Services, Nova Scotia Power (Canadian Electricity Association)
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 5:16 PM
  • Rick Bates, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
  • David Browne, Director of Conservation Science (Canadian Wildlife Federation)
  • Christina Burridge, Executive Director (BC Seafood Alliance)
  • Gerard Chidley, Owner, Captain FV Atlantic Champion (G&D Fisheries Ltd)
  • Chelsey Ellis (As an Individual)
  • Susanna Fuller, Senior Projects Manager (Oceans North)
  • John Helin, Mayor (Lax Kw’alaams Band)
  • Rupert Kindersley, Executive Director (Georgian Bay Association)
  • Cynthia Westaway, Counsel and Director (Dene Nation)
  • Norman Yakeleya, National Chief
Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:05 AM
  • Jean Lanteigne, Director General (Fédération régionale acadienne des pêcheurs professionnels inc.)
  • Keith Sullivan, President (Fish Food and Allied Workers Union)
  • Rick Williams, Research Director (Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters)
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:05 PM
  • The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Judy Dwyer, Director, Enforcement Policy and Programs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Sylvie Lapointe, Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Harbour Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jeff MacDonald, Director General, Oceans and Fisheries Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Philippe Morel, Assistant Deputy Minister, Aquatic Ecosystems Sector (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Candace Newman, Senior Policy Analyst, Offshore Petroleum Management Division, Energy Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
  • Timothy Sargent, Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Danny Wright, Subdivision Chief, Environmental Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Canada, Lands and Minerals Sector (Natural Resources Canada)
Bill S-238, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation of shark fins)
(2017-11-23)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Kathleen Fox, Chair (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Pierre Murray, Manager of Regional Operations – Atlantic (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Marc-André Poisson, Director of Investigations - Marine (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:33 AM
  • Nadia Bouffard, Director General, External Relations (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Carolina Caceres, Manager, CITES (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Sheldon Jordan, Director General, Wildlife Enforcement Directorate (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Brian Lester, Assistant Director, Integrated Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 5:09 PM
  • Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director (Oceana Canada)
  • Iris Ho, Wildlife Program Manager (Humane Society International)
  • Joanna Hui, Shark Advocate (As an Individual)
  • Brian Stewart (Sharkwater)
  • Sandra Stewart (Sharkwater)
  • Kristyn Wong-Tam, City Councillor, Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale (Toronto City Council)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 5:02 PM
  • Nadia Bouffard, Director General, External Relations (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Randy Jenkins, Acting Senior Director, Integrated Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Sheldon Jordan, Director General, Wildlife Enforcement Directorate (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Brian Lester, Assistant Director, Integrated Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Basile van Havre, Director General, Domestic and International Biodiversity Policy, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:15 AM
  • Dirk Steinke, Professor (Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - University of Guelph)
  • Boris Worm, Professor (Dalhousie University)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 5:17 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Michael L. MacDonald, Sponsor of the Bill
Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins)
(2016-11-23) Show Briefs
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:33 AM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:03 PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 5:55 PM
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM
  • Adam Burns, A/Director General, Fisheries Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Basile van Havre, Director General, Domestic and International Biodiversity Policy, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8:38 AM
  • Kathryn Sussman, Consultant to Vancouver Humane Society, Zoocheck Inc. and Whale Sanctuary Project (As an Individual)
  • Ingrid Visser, Founder and Principal Scientist (Orca Research Trust)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:42 PM
  • Dr. Lanny Cornell (As an Individual)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:41 AM
  • Alan Latourelle, Former Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada (As an Individual)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:04 PM
  • Andrew Burns, Legal Counsel to Marineland, Hunt Partners LLP, Barristers & Solicitors (MarineLand)
  • John Holer, President and Owner (MarineLand)
  • Wayne Thomson, Chairman (Niagara Falls Tourism)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:05 PM
  • Adam Burns, A/Director General, Fisheries Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Michael Noonan, Professor of Animal Behavior, Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, Canisius College (As an Individual)
  • Alain Vézina, Regional Director, Science, Maritimes Region (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:04 AM
  • Dr. Martin Haulena, Head veterinarian (Vancouver Aquarium)
  • John Nightingale, President and CEO (Vancouver Aquarium)
  • Laurenne Schiller, Ph.D. student, Interdisciplinary Studies (Marine Affairs), Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:40 AM
  • Basile van Havre, Director General, Domestic and International Biodiversity Policy, Canadian Wildlife Service (Environment Canada)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:14 PM
  • Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Federation of Humane Societies)
  • Philip Demers, Former Marine Mammal Trainer (As an Individual)
  • Carly Ferguson, President (Ontario Captive Animal Watch Inc.)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:35 AM
  • David Rosen, Research Associate, Marine Mammal Research Unit, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Andrew Trites, Professor, Marine Mammal Research Unit, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Valeria Vergara, Research Associate (Vancouver Aquarium)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:15 PM
  • Rob Laidlaw, Executive Director (Zoocheck Inc.)
  • Naomi Rose (Animal Welfare Institute)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  • Lori Marino, President (The Whale Sanctuary Project)
  • Hal Whitehead, Tenured Professor, , Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 6:01 PM
  • Bernard Gallant, Member of the Board of Directors (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums )
  • Susan Shafer, Executive Director (Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums )
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  • Adam Burns, A/Director General, Fisheries Resource Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Joanne Klineberg, Senior Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section (Department of Justice Canada)
  • Sylvie Lapointe, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Arran McPherson, Director General, Ecosystem Science Directorate (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5:15 PM
  • The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, former senator (As an Individual)
Government response to the fourth report of the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled "Report on Aquaculture"
(2016-11-01)
Study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada
(2016-06-20)
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:03 AM
Study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities
(2016-04-14) Show Briefs
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:08 AM
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:41 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:34 AM
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5:45 PM
  • Ed Zebedee, Director of Protection Services, Department of Community and Government Services (Government of Nunavut)
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 8:33 AM
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Leighton James, Commanding Officer, 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron (8 wg Trenton) (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major Myrian Lafrance, Officer in charge, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Nelles, Senior Staff Officer, Search and Rescue, 1 Canadian Air Division (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Major-General William Seymour, Chief of Staff, Operations, Canadian Joint Operations Command (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 8:34 AM
  • Glenn Priestley, Executive Director (Northern Air Transport Association)
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 5:46 PM
  • Jim Abram, (Elected) Electoral Area Representative, Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets (Strathcona Regional District (Area C))
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:42 AM
  • Peter Garapick, Superintendent, Search and Rescue, Central and Arctic Region (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:36 AM
  • Liane Benoit, Founder and President (Benoit and Associates)
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:56 PM
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Maureen C. McLaughlin, Vice President, Public Policy (Iridium Satellite LLC.)
  • Sam Ryan, Director General, Integrated Technical Services (Canadian Coast Guard)
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:31 AM
  • John Krgovich, Program Coordinator (Fish safe BC)
  • Donald Roussel, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:02 PM
  • Trevor Amos, Haisla Fisheries Technician, Harbour Authority (Haisla Nation Council)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:38 AM
  • Brian Cook, Vice President (Canadian Lifeboat Institution)
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:35 AM
  • Colonel (Retired) Pierre LeBlanc, President (Arctic Security Consultants)
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 5:07 PM
  • Michael Byers, Professor and Canadian Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, University of British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Dylan Clark, Program Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Research Group, McGill University (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM
  • Kathleen Fox, Chair (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Office (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Pierre Murray, Manager of Regional Operations – Atlantic (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Marc-André Poisson, Director of Investigations - Marine (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:15 AM
  • Dirk Steinke, Professor (Centre for Biodiversity Genomics - University of Guelph)
  • Boris Worm, Professor (Dalhousie University)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:44 PM
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:03 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:36 AM
  • The Honourable Robert Wells, Q.C. (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:23 PM
  • Danny Breen (As an Individual)
  • Bill Broderick, Inshore Director (Fish Food and Allied Workers' Union)
  • Mark Dolomount, Executive Director (Newfoundland and Labrador Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board)
  • Captain Chris Hearn, Director, Centre for Marine Simulation (The Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University )
  • Johanna Ryan Guy (As an Individual)
  • Ernest Simms, Mayor (Town of St. Anthony (Newfoundland and Labrador))
  • Keith Sullivan, President (Fish Food and Allied Workers Union)
  • Sharon Walsh, Executive Director (Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association)
  • Glenn Winslow, Captain-Owner, F/V Roberts Sisters II (Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association)
  • Mervin Wiseman, Retired Rescue Coordinator, Marine Rescue Sub-Centre St. John’s (As an Individual)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:21 AM
  • Ryan Cleary, President (Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador )
  • Andrew Colford, Officer, MCTS Centre Port aux Basques (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Marcel O'Brien, First Vice-President and District Director (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice and Public Safety)
  • Howard Power, Watch Supervisor, MCTS Centre Placentia Bay (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Jason Sullivan, Captain (Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador )
  • Paula M. Walsh, Assistant Deputy Minister Public Safety and Enforcement (Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice and Public Safety)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:04 PM
  • Christine Collins, National President (Union of Canadian Transportation Employees)
  • Michael Teeter, Political Advisor (Union of Canadian Transportation Employees)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5:27 PM
  • Sylvain Allard, President and CEO (CHC Helicopters)
  • Michael Fry, Director Commercial – SAR/EMS, Global (CHC Helicopters)
  • Ian McLuskie, Senior Manager – SAR/EMS, Global (CHC Helicopters)
  • Barry Parsons, Senior Vice-President, Global (CHC Helicopters)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:52 PM
  • Donald Roussel, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group (Transport Canada)
  • Luc Tremblay, Manager, National Marine Safety Program (Transport Canada)
  • Robert Turner, Manager, Navigation Safety and Radio Communications (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 6:03 PM
  • Chad Allen, Director, Marine Operations (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Michael Broad, President (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Sonia Simard, Director, Legislative and Environmental Affairs (Shipping Federation of Canada)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 1:06 PM
  • Lois Drummond, Member, Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (As an Individual)
  • Tim Gilfoy, President (Independent Marine Ports Association of Canada)
  • Ronald Pelot, Professor, Marine Affairs Program, Department of Industrial Engineering , Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Darrell Weare, Chief Operating Officer (Bayside Port Corporation)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9:03 AM
  • Craig Avery, President (Prince Edward Island Fisherman's Association)
  • Stewart Franck, Executive Director (Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Murray Hupman, Vice President (Operations) (Marine Atlantic )
  • Mitchell Jollimore, Secretary (Prince Edward Island Fisherman's Association)
  • Jean Lanteigne, Director General (Fédération régionale acadienne des pêcheurs professionnels inc.)
  • Captain Shri Madiwal, Director Fleet Operations (Marine Atlantic )
  • Captain Sean Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer (Atlantic Pilotage Authority Canada)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:36 PM
  • Frank Boudreau, President, Maritimes (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • Tom Gunn, Principal, Nautical Institute (Nova Scotia Community College)
  • Darcy Henn, Manager, Maritimes (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • Brian LeBlanc, Executive Director, Canadian Coast Guard College (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Vivek Saxena, Academic Chair, Nautical Institute (Nova Scotia Community College)
  • Wade Spurrell, Assistant Commissioner, Atlantic Region (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Major Rhonda Stevens, Officer in Charge, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax (National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
  • Harvey Vardy, A/Superintendent, Maritime Search and Rescue, Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 5:07 PM
  • Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Marc-André Poisson, Director of Investigations – Marine (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:05 PM
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Marc Mes, Director of Operational Support (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 5:10 PM
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:33 PM
  • Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic (Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:03 PM
  • Rick Banks, Search & Rescue Program Manager (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
  • Pat Quealey, Chief Executive Officer (Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue)
  • Steve Reid, Search & Rescue Capability Advisor (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
  • Randy Strandt, National Chair (Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary)
  • Hank Williams, Chief Operating Officer (Cougar Helicopters Inc.)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 5:05 PM
  • Jeffery Hutchinson, Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Jody Thomas, Commissioner (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:47 PM
  • Clay Evans, Superintendent, Marine Search and Rescue, Pacific Region (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Gregory Lick, Director General, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Neil O'Rourke, Senior Director, Policy (Canadian Coast Guard)
Bill S-208, An Act respecting National Seal Products Day
(2016-02-23)
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:08 PM
  • The Honourable Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, P.C., sponsor of the bill (As an Individual)
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Orders of Reference

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