CANADA: Parliament and subsidies negotiations at the WTO

The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans of the Canadian House of Commons has conducted a number of hearings on the negotiations at the WTO regarding subsidies to the fishing industry.

Lawmakers heard evidence from Canadian negotiators, academia and from the Minister in charge of International Trade.

The hearings took place on June 10, March 6 and February 28 and 26 2008.

At the February 28 hearing the Committee invited Dr. Marc Bénitah, Professor, Université du Québec à Rimouski, an expert in international trade law, and Dr. Rashid Sumaila, Professor, University of British Columbia, who has published numerous works on fisheries subsidies.

Hereunder is the link to the webpage of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans with the hearings. Please note that for some of the hearings you can listen to the recorded version of the meeting:


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