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.

There are limited electronic records available for the period prior to the 35th Parliament. For historical information, please contact: ctm@sen.parl.gc.ca or 1-800-267-7362

Studies & Bills Date Referred  note  note
Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins)
(2016-11-23) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
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)
  • 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, Professor, Department of Biology, 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)
  • 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, tabled in the Senate on June 21, 2016
(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) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
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 Canada)
  • 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, President (Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters)
  • 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 (National Defence )
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, Western 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)
Study on issues arising from, and developments since, the tabling in July 2015 of its final report on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada
(2016-02-16)
Study on issues relating to the federal government's current and evolving policy framework for managing Canada's fisheries and oceans
(2016-02-16) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:44 PM
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 15, 2016 at 5:05 PM
  • The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Catherine Blewett, Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Kevin Stringer, Associate Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jody Thomas, Commissioner (Canadian Coast Guard)
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:09 PM
  • Greg Roach, Contractor – Fisheries Services (Greg Roach Fisheries Services)
  • R. William (Bill) Taylor, President (Atlantic Salmon Federation)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • The Honourable Hunter Tootoo, P.C., M.P., Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Gérald Chaput, Coordinator, Advisory Services, Science Branch (Gulf Region) (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Leslie MacLean, Associate Deputy Minister (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner, Operations (Canadian Coast Guard)
  • Tom Rosser, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Bhagwant Sandhu, Executive Director, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Kevin Stringer, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Jody Thomas, Commissioner (Canadian Coast Guard)
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