Meeting No. 8
Tuesday, December 10, 2002
The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met at 9:33
a.m. this day, in Room 701, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Tom Wappel,
Members of the Committee present: Sarkis Assadourian, Andy Burton,
John Cummins, Rodger Cuzner, R. John Efford, Georges Farrah, Loyola Hearn,
Dominic LeBlanc, Bill Matthews, Joe Peschisolido, Jean-Yves Roy, Peter Stoffer,
In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Alan Nixon and
François Côté, research officers.
Witnesses: From the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:
The Hon. Gerry Reid, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture (by videoconference
from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador). From the Fish, Food and Allied
Workers Union: Earle McCurdy, President. From the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet
Planning Board: J. Léonard LeBlanc, President. From the "Alliance
des pêcheurs professionnels du Québec": François Poulin, Advisor. From
the "Fédération régionale acadienne des pêcheurs professionnels":
Jean Saint-Cyr, Director General. From the Maritime Fishermen's Union:
Sandy Siegel, Executive Secretary.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study of the
implications of extending Canada's Exclusive Economic Zone to include the Nose
and Tail of the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap (See Minutes of Proceedings,
Thursday, November 7, 2002, Meeting No. 2).
The Hon. Gerry Reid made a statement and answered questions.
Earle McCurdy made a statement and answered questions.
By unanimous consent, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee
commenced a study of the Atlantic Fisheries Policy Review.
Earle McCurdy made a statement and, with J. Léonard LeBlanc, François
Poulin, Jean Saint-Cyr and Sandy Siegel, answered questions.
At 11:50 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the Committee resumed from the previous
session a study on Marine Communications and Traffic Services (See Minutes
of Proceedings, Thursday, November 7, 2002, Meeting No. 2).
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of a draft report.
At 1:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee