Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

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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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Examine and report upon the questions of privatization and quota licensing in Canada's fisheries
(1997-02-13)
Thursday, March 20, 1997 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, March 13, 1997 at 9:30 AM
Thursday, February 20, 1997 at 9:30 AM
Bill C-26, An Act respecting the Oceans of Canada
(1996-10-23)
Examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to Canada's fisheries and oceans generally in Canada
(1996-05-16)
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