Archived - Government Response to the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations' Sixth Report (Report No. 71) on the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations - Covering Letter

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January 2003


The Honourable Céline Hervieux-Payette, Senator, P.C.
Joint Chairman
Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
The Senate
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A4

Dear Colleague:

Due to inadvertent discrepancies between the English and French versions of the original Government Response to the Sixth Report (Report No. 71) of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJC), I have corrected and re-tabled the Government Response pursuant to Standing Order 109. I regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

The Government of Canada has given serious consideration to the Report. While the SJC and the Government of Canada have different views with respect to the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations (ACFLR), the government has sought and made changes to the ACFLR for the purposes of providing greater certainty and clarity, and to avoid confusion about the management of the fisheries. In addition, a change will be sought to the Fisheries Act at the next appropriate opportunity.

Once again, on behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to thank the members of the Committee for their interest in this important matter.

Yours truly,

Robert G. Thibault


Mr. Gurmant Grewal, M.P.
Joint Chairman
Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny
of Regulations
Room 149, West Block
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Colleague:

Due to inadvertent discrepancies between the English and French versions of the original Government Response to the Sixth Report (Report No. 71) of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations (SJC), I have corrected and re-tabled the Government Response pursuant to Standing Order 109. I regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

The Government of Canada has given serious consideration to the Report. While the SJC and the Government of Canada have different views with respect to the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations (ACFLR), the government has sought and made changes to the ACFLR for the purposes of providing greater certainty and clarity, and to avoid confusion about the management of the fisheries. In addition, a change will be sought to the Fisheries Act at the next appropriate opportunity.

Once again, on behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to thank the members of the Committee for their interest in this important matter.

Yours truly,

Robert G. Thibault