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Mr. Wayne Easter, M.P.
Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Easter:

Pursuant to Standing Order 109 of the House of Commons, I am pleased to respond on behalf of the Government of Canada to the recommendations contained in the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, Report on the Oceans Act, tabled in the House of Commons on October 31, 2001.

Members of the Committee have provided useful input and their suggestions for improved implementation of the Oceans Act. These recommendations will be useful to the Government in furthering the implementation of the Oceans Act, and in particular, will help guide the development and implementation of a national oceans management strategy, as called for in Part II of the Act.

The Government of Canada has carefully considered the recommendations as stated in the Report. In many instances work is already underway to address many of the concerns, while in others, action will be taken as indicated in the response.

Yours truly,

Robert G. Thibault