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Application Hearing
March 23, 2024

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Application Hearing Transcript PDF Document


Appearances

Brian J. Wallace

Senior Commission Counsel

Brock Martland

Associate Commission Counsel

Kathy Grant

Junior Commission Counsel

Irvin Figg

United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union local of CAW

Paul Kandt

Keith Oliver

James Walkus

Chief Harold Sewid

Jack Emberly

Application Hearing
March 26, 2024

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Application Hearing Transcript PDF Document


Appearances

Brian J. Wallace

Senior Commission Counsel

Brock Martland

Associate Commission Counsel

Kathy Grant

Junior Commission Counsel

Nicole Schabus

Cheam Indian Band

Margot Venton

Conservation Coalition

Judah Harrison

Rob Miller

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

Tim Dickson

Stó:lō Tribal Council

Robert Janes

Adams Lake Indian Band

Karey Brooks

Te’mexw Treaty Association

Don Rosenbloom

Area D Salmon Gillnet Association

Brent Lehmann

Maa-Nulth Treaty Society

Tina Dion

Tsawwassen First Nation

Scott Bernstein

David Robbins

Cowichan Tribes

Chemainus First Nation

Krista Robertson

Musgamagw Tsawatineuk Tribal Council

John Gailus

Hwlitsum First Nation

Carly Chunick

Allan Donovan

Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society

Rod Naknakim

James I. Reynolds

Musqueam Indian Band

Brenda Gaertner

First Nations Fisheries Council

David Butcher

Southern Area (E) Gillnetters Assn.

B.C. Fisheries Survival Coalition

Patti McAhonic

B.C. Wildlife Federation

Bill Otway

B.C. Drift Fishers Federation

Douglas White III Kwulasultun

Coalition of Douglas Treaty First Nations

Bertha Joseph

Council of Haida Nation

Shannon Bentley

Gregory McDade, Q.C.

Alexandra Morton

Raincoast Research Society

Pacific Coast Wild Salmon Society

Jeffrey Young

David Suzuki Foundation

Ming Song

Heiltsuk Tribal Council

Lisa Fong

Marguerite Parker

Aboriginal Aquaculture Association

Stephanie Albiston

Métis Nation British Columbia

Gary Ducommun

Chris Sporer

Seafood Producers Association of B.C.

Don McLeod

Chris Ashton

Area B Harvest Committee

Christopher Harvey

West Coast Trollers Area G Association

Irvin Figg

United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union local of CAW

Paul Kandt

Alan Blair

B.C. Salmon Farmers Association

Angela Cousins

Opening Hearing
June 15, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Opening Hearing Transcript PDF Document


10:00AM

Opening Prayer and Remarks
Larry Grant, Musqueam First Nation

Opening Remarks
The Honourable Bruce Cohen, Commissioner

Submissions From Participants
(30 minutes for Government of Canada;
15 minutes for all other participants)

Government of Canada

Province of British Columbia

11:15AM

Morning Break

11:30AM

Pacific Salmon Commission

Public Service Alliance of Canada and Union of Environmental Workers B.C.

Seafood Producers Association of B.C.

Area D Salmon Gillnet Association and Area B Harvest Committee (Siene)

12:30PM

Lunch Break

2:00PM

Southern Area E Gillnet Association and B.C. Fisheries Survival Coalition

Rio Tinto Alcan Inc.

B.C. Salmon Farmers Association

Aquaculture Coalition

3:00PM

Afternoon Break

3:15PM

Conservation Coalition

Heiltsuk Tribal Council (submissions with respect to aquaculture only)

Laich-kwil-tach Treaty Society, Chief Harold Sewid and Aboriginal Aquaculture Association (submissions with respect to aquaculture only)

4:00PM

Adjourn

Opening Hearing
June 16, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Opening Hearing Transcript PDF Document


10:00AM

First Nations Coalition

Musgagmagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council

Laich-kwil-tach Treaty Society, Chief Harold Sewid, Aboriginal Aquaculture Association and Heiltsuk Tribal Council (submissions on issues other than aquaculture)

Metis Nation British Columbia

11:15AM

Morning Break

11:30AM

Sto:lo Tribal Council and Cheam Indian Band

Western Coast Salish First Nations

Maa-nulth Treaty Society, Tsawwassen First Nation, and Musqueam First Nation

12:30PM

Lunch Break

2:00PM

West Coast Trollers Area G Association and United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union

B.C. Wildlife Federation and B.C. Federation of Drift Fishers

Reply, if any

3:00PM

Afternoon Break

3:15PM

[continuation of reply submissions]

4:00PM

Adjourn

Public Forums
August 18, 2023

Address:

Lillooet District REC Centre (Gym)
930 Main St.
Lillooet

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Lillooet

()

Public Forums
August 25, 2023

Address:

Coast Discovery Inn & Marina
(Quadra Cortez)
975 Shoppers Row,
Campbell River

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Campbell River

()

Public Forums
September 1, 2023

Address:

The North Coast Meeting and Conference Centre
(Orca Room)
240 West First Street

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Prince Rupert

()

Public Forums
September 13, 2023

Address:

Steveston-London Secondary School
10331 Gilbert Rd.
Richmond

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Steveston

()

Public Forums
September 14, 2023

Address:

Vancouver Island Convention Centre
(Benson B Room)
101 Gordon Street

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Nanaimo

()

Public Forums
September 16, 2023

Address:

Hotel Grand Pacific
(Vancouver Island Ballroom)
463 Belleville St.
Victoria

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Victoria

()

Public Forums
September 20, 2023

Address:

Inn at the Quay
(Hyack Room North)
900 Quayside Dr.
New Westminster

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


New Westminster

()

Application Hearing
September 22, 2023

Address:

Room 801 Federal Courthouse
701 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session Only: 10:00AM – 12:30PM


Issue

Application for production of documents relating to fish farms and fish health.



Appearances

Brian J. Wallace, QC

Senior Commission Counsel

Brock Martland

Associate Commission Counsel

Kathy Grant

Junior Commission Counsel

Greg McDade

Aquaculture Coalition

Lisa Glowacki

Tim Leadem, QC

Conservation Coalition

Judah Harrison

Alan Blair

BC Salmon Farmers Association

Mitch Taylor, QC

Government of Canada

Jonah Spiegelman

Boris Tyzuk, QC

Province of British Columbia

Clifton Prowse

Other participants expected.

Public Forums
September 23, 2023

Address:

Ramada Inn
(Cranbrook South Centre)
444 George St.
Prince George

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Prince George

()

Public Forums
September 29, 2023

Address:

Coast Chilliwack Hotel
(Rosedale AB)
45920 1st Ave.
Chilliwack

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Chilliwack

()

Public Forums
October 21, 2023

Address:

Hotel 540
540 Victoria Street
Kamloops

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Public Forums Summary PDF Document


Kamloops

()

Evidentiary Hearing
October 25, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Fraser River Sockeye Life Cycle

Witnesses

Fraser River Sockeye Life Cycle

  • Karl English (* Senior fisheries scientist and former president, LGL Research Associates Ltd.)

  • Mike Lapointe (* Chief Biologist, Pacific Salmon Commission)

  • Dr. David Welch (* President and CEO, Kintama Research Services Ltd.)

Exhibit List

#1

Presentation Of Mr. Mike Lapointe

#2

Presentation Of Dr. David Welch

#3

Presentation Of Mr. Karl English


Evidentiary Hearing
October 26, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Perspectives on the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Framework Underlying the Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Fishery


Evidentiary Hearing
October 27, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
October 28, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Conservation, Sustainability and Stewardship

Witnesses

Conservation, Sustainability and Stewardship

  • Dr. David Close (* Distinguished Science Professor of Aboriginal Fisheries, University of British Columbia)

  • Terry Glavin (* Author and Journalist)

  • Rob Morley (* Vice President, Canadian Fishing Company; Director, BC Salmon Marketing Council; Chairman, Fisheries Council of Canada; Member, Fraser River Panel)

  • Dr. John Reynolds (* Professor and Tom Buell leadership chair in salmon conservation, Simon Fraser University)

Exhibit List

PPR1

PPR1 – With Reply Submissions – Aboriginal And Treaty Rights Framework

PPR2

PPR2 – Int Law Relevant To Conservation And Management – Fraser River Sockeye Salmon

#4

John Reynolds

#5

David Close

#6

Terry Glavin

#7

Rob Morley

#8

Canada’s Policy For Conservation Of Wild Pacific Salmon (The Wild Salmon Policy)

#9

Transferable Shares In BCs Commercial Fishery – CAN003213

#10

A Strategy For The Conservation Of Pacific Salmon – CAN045913

#11

Adapting To Change – Managing Fraser Sockeye – CAN032127

#12

Speaking For The Salmon


Evidentiary Hearing
October 29, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Conservation, Sustainability and Stewardship

Witnesses

Conservation, Sustainability and Stewardship

  • Dr. David Close (* Distinguished Science Professor of Aboriginal Fisheries, University of British Columbia)

  • Terry Glavin (* Author and Journalist)

  • Rob Morley (* Vice President, Canadian Fishing Company; Director, BC Salmon Marketing Council; Chairman, Fisheries Council of Canada; Member, Fraser River Panel)

  • Dr. John Reynolds (* Professor and Tom Buell leadership chair in salmon conservation, Simon Fraser University)

Exhibit List

#13

UN Convention On Biological Diversity


Evidentiary Hearing
November 1, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

DFO’s Organizational Structure

Witnesses

DFO’s Organizational Structure

  • David Bevan (Associate deputy minister, former senior assistant deputy minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, DFO)

  • Claire Dansereau (deputy minister, DFO)

  • Susan Farlinger (Regional Director General, Pacific Region, DFO)

  • Paul Macgillivray (Associate regional director general, DFO Pacific)

  • Paul Sprout (Former regional director general, Pacific Region, DFO)

Exhibit List

PPR3

PPR3 – With Reply Submissions – Legislative Framework Overview

#14

A Summary Of Recommendations Related To FRS And Responses By GOC

#15

DFO Presentation – Organizational Structure Oct. 29 – 2010

#16

Our Waters Our Future – DFO Strategic Plan 2005 – 2010 – CAN002465

#17

DFO Report On Plans And Priorities Estimates 2010 – 2011 – CAN027636

#18

DFO Departmental Performance Report Period Ending Mar. 31 – 2009 – CAN027632

#19

DFO Departmental Plan – DFO’s Integrated Business and Human Resources Plan 2010-2011

#20

DFO 2009 – 2010 Intergrated Business And Human Resources Plan Mar. 2009 – CAN027627

#21

Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat – Management Accountability Framework 2003

#22

MAF Assessment Fisheries And Oceans 2008 – CAN002948

#23

Moving Forward With Our Waters Our Future – DFO Pacific Region Implementation Plan 2006 – 2010 – CAN000098

#24

DFO Pacific Region Implementation Plan 2006 – 2010 Report On Progress As Of Mar. 2009

#25

DFO Pacific Region Business Plan 2010 – 2011

#26

DFO Integrated Business And Human Resources Plan Pacific Region – CAN063029

#27

DFO Integrated Risk Management IRM Policy Jul. 2004 – CAN002943

#28

DFO Initial IRM Implementation Guidelines Dec. 2004 – CAN002942

#29

DFO Integrated Risk Management IRM Implementation Plan Jan. 2005 – Apr. 2006 – webpage

#30

DFO 2008 Corporate Risk Profile Apr. 22 – 2009 – CAN033577

#31

DFO Review Of Existing Mitigation Measures For DFOs 8 Corporate Risks In 2008 Feb. 6 – 2009 – CAN002954

#32

A New Direction For Canadas Pacific Salmon Fisheries Oct. 1998 – CAN000322

#33

Exhibit 33 – Set Of 35 DFO Position Descriptions


Evidentiary Hearing
November 2, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

DFO’s Organizational Structure

Witnesses

DFO’s Organizational Structure

  • David Bevan (Associate deputy minister, former senior assistant deputy minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, DFO)

  • Claire Dansereau (deputy minister, DFO)

  • Susan Farlinger (Regional Director General, Pacific Region, DFO)

  • Paul Macgillivray (Associate regional director general, DFO Pacific)

  • Paul Sprout (Former regional director general, Pacific Region, DFO)

Exhibit List

#34

Executive Summary Recommendations Related To FRSS And Responses By The GOC 1982 – 2010

#35

2009 Report Of The Commissioner Of Environment And Sustainable Development Ch1 – Protecting Fish Habitat – CAN024152


Evidentiary Hearing
November 3, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

DFO’s Organizational Structure

Witnesses

DFO’s Organizational Structure

  • David Bevan (Associate deputy minister, former senior assistant deputy minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, DFO)

  • Alan Cass (Former regional head, Centre for Science Advice Pacific, DFO)

  • Dr. Siddika Mithani (Assistant deputy minister, Oceans and Science, DFO)

  • Dr. Laura Richards (Regional director, Science Branch, Pacific Region, DFO)

  • Paul Sprout (Former regional director general, Pacific Region, DFO)

  • Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright (Former assistant deputy minister, Science, DFO)

Exhibit List

#36

DFO Science – A Framework For The Future

#37

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Oct. 13 – 14, 2005

#38

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Jan. 23 – 2006

#39

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Oct. 4 – 2006

#40

DFO Five Year Research Agenda 2007 – 2012

#41

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Apr. 19 – 2007

#42

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Oct. 11, 2007

#43

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Apr. 22 – 2008

#44

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Nov. 28 – 2008

#45

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Apr. 17 – 2009

#46

DFO Science Mgmt Board – Minutes Oct 27 – 2009

#47

DFO A New Ecosystem Science Framework In Support Of Integrated Management – CAN000981

#48

DFO Five Year Research Plan 2008 – 2013

#49

DFO National Human Resources Strategy For The Science Sector Apr 2007

#50

DFO Policy On Collaborative Arrangements With Non – Government Organizations Dec 1 – 2008

#51

GOC – A Framework For The Application Of Precaution In Science – Based Decision – Making About Risk – CAN005381

#52

List Of DFO Scientists Who Attended A Brainstorming Session In Oct. 2010

#53

DFO Science Advisory Process Framework – webpage

#54

DFO Operational Guidelines For Science Special Response Processes – SSRP – webpage

#55

Procedure For The Development Of The Annual CSAS Peer Review Schedule – CAN011417

#56

Pacific Scientific Advice Review Committee Terms Of Reference – CAN003717

#57

Policy Governing Public Participation In The PSARC – CAN003743

#58

Regional Management Committee Decision Paper – New PSARC – RMEC Process Etc Of Apr. 4 – 2006 – CAN003690

#59

Regional Management Committee Decision Paper – Prioritizing PSARC Requests Jun. 1 – 2007 With 5 Attachments


Evidentiary Hearing
November 4, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

DFO’s Organizational Structure

Witnesses

DFO’s Organizational Structure

  • David Bevan (Associate deputy minister, former senior assistant deputy minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, DFO)

  • Alan Cass (Former regional head, Centre for Science Advice Pacific, DFO)

  • Dr. Siddika Mithani (Assistant deputy minister, Oceans and Science, DFO)

  • Dr. Laura Richards (Regional director, Science Branch, Pacific Region, DFO)

  • Paul Sprout (Former regional director general, Pacific Region, DFO)

  • Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright (Former assistant deputy minister, Science, DFO)

Exhibit List

#60

Letter from Mr. Paul Sprout to Editor – Globe and Mail, Aug 15, 2023

#61

DFO Facts about Sea Lice [webpage] – CAN070296

#62

DFO Myths and Realities about Salmon Farming [webpage] – CAN045946

#63

DFO’s Aquaculture Action Plan 2008 [webpage] – CAN005310


Evidentiary Hearing
November 8, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Pacific Salmon Commission & Pacific Salmon Treaty

Witnesses

Pacific Salmon Commission & Pacific Salmon Treaty

  • Don Kowal (Executive Secretary, Pacific Salmon Commission)

  • Mike Lapointe (* Chief Biologist, Pacific Salmon Commission)

Exhibit List

#64

PSC – Map from Pacific Region Salmon Stock Assessment Plan, 1986 – Part I – Inner South Coast, page 97 – CAN046918

#65

PSC- Pacific Salmon Treaty – CAN045911

PPR4

PPR 4 – Overview of the Pacific Salmon Treaty and the Pacific Salmon Commission Re Mgmt of FRSS

#66

PSC – Southern Boundary Restoration and Enhancement Fund’s Strategic Plan

#67

PSC – Status of PST Negotiations, Nov 2009

#68

PSC – Letter to Canada Specifiying Closed Unless Open Fishing Plan – CAN056070

#69

PSC – Letter to US Specifiying Closed Unless Open Fishing Plan – CAN056319

#70

PSC – Fraser River Panel, 2002 Anual Report – CAN002564

#71

PSC – Commission Guidance to the Fraser River Panel, Feb 11, 2024 – PSC000004

#72

Late-Run Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River, BC – Early Migration & High Mortality – What is Going On – 2003

#73

PSC – Synthesis of Evidence from a Workshop on the Decline of Fraser River Sockeye, June 15-17, 2010 – PSC000013

#74

PSC – Report of the Fraser River Panel to the PSC on 2005 FRS and Pink Salmon Fishing Season – CAN002567

#75

Roos, Restoring Fraser River Salmon: A History of the IPSFC 1937-1985 – CAN005102 (Note: This exhibit is a book and is not online for copyright reasons. Please visit www.psc.org.)
This file is not available at this time.


Evidentiary Hearing
November 9, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Pacific Salmon Commission & Pacific Salmon Treaty

Witnesses

Pacific Salmon Commission & Pacific Salmon Treaty

  • Don Kowal (Executive Secretary, Pacific Salmon Commission)

  • Mike Lapointe (* Chief Biologist, Pacific Salmon Commission)

Exhibit List

#76

Pacific Salmon Commission Bylaws

#77

Fraser River Sockeye 1994 – Problems & Discrepancies – FRS Public Review Board – CAN032201


Evidentiary Hearing
November 10, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 15, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 16, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document


The hearing was adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 17, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 18, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 19, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 22, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 23, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 24, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 25, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
November 29, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Themes

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Dr. Brian Riddell (Former Manager, Salmon Assessment and Freshwater Ecosystems, DFO Science)

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Pat Chamut (Former assistant deputy minister, Fisheries Management, DFO; former special advisor on the Wild Salmon Policy)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Brian Riddell (Former Manager, Salmon Assessment and Freshwater Ecosystems, DFO Science)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

Exhibit List

#78

WSP Discussion Paper – A New Direction – The Fifth in a Series from DFO, Mar 1, 2024 – CAN000384

#79

Response to the Consultations on the WSP Discussion Paper and the Salmonid Enhancement Program, Feb 1, 2024 – CAN000365

#80

WSP Policy Draft – A New Direction – Feb 20, 2024 – CAN001198

#81

WSP, Presentation to Policy Committee – Apr 5, 2023 – CAN001442

#82

RMC Meeting, Apr 25, 2023 – Record of Decisions – CAN006257

#83

Review of the 2002 FRS Fishery, Report by the External Steering Committee – CAN002450

#84

Email from Steven Wright to Paul Macgillivray, May 9, 2023 – FW-Draft WSP RM Guidelines Deck – CAN122264

#85

Email from Paul Sprout to John Davis, July 16, 2023 – FW-Science & FM – CAN123084

#86

Memo from RDG Pacific Region to Paul Chamut, Dec 3, 2023 – Status of Implementation of 2002 Fraser River Sockeye Review Recommendations – CAN004221

#87

Memo from ARDG Pacific Region to RMC, Dec 3, 2023 – Preliminary Findings on the Follow-up Salmon Audit – CAN168063

#88

2004 Report of the Commissioner on the Environment and Sustainable Development, Chapter 5 – DFO – Salmon Stocks, Habitat and Aquaculture – CAN002452

#89

Memo from Michaela Huard to DMC – Proposed Record of Decision from DMC – Policy Meeting of Nov 17, 2023 – CAN075302

#90

A Policy Framework for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon, Nov 3, 2023 – CAN015893

#91

A Policy Framework for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon, Dec 1, 2004- CAN001105

#92

Email from Paul Chamut, Mar 29, 2023 – Definitions and Principles for the WSP – CAN128482

#93

Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon – Ministerial Briefing, May 16, 2023 – CAN063801

#94

Memo for the Minister – Approval and Announcement of the WSP (Decision Sought), date-stamped May 27, 2023 – CAN185514

#95

Memo for the Minister – Stakeholder Positions on the WSP (Info Only), date-stamped May 31, 2023 – CAN053235

#96

The Successful Completion of Scientific Public Policy – Lessons Learned While Developing Canada’s WSP, by James Irvine – CAN004240

#97

PowerPoint Presentation of Brian Riddell – The Build-up to Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (1980-2000)

#98

Speaking Notes of Brian Riddell, Revised, Nov 11, 2023 – Setting the Stage for Canada’s WSP (1980 to Mar 2000)

#99

Witness Summary of Brian Riddell, ex-DFO Science, (WSP) Nov 16, 2023

#100

Witness Summary of Pat Chamut (WSP), Nov 16, 2023

#101

Witness Summary of Mark Saunders (WSP) – Nov 16-17, 2010

#102

DFO Press Release, June 24, 2023 – Adoption of WSP Continues Reform of Pacific Fisheries – CAN032215

#103

Witness Summary of Jim Irvine (WSP), Nov 16-17, 2010

#104A

Conservation of Pacific Salmon – Policy Issues for Management of Wild Salmon, June 23, 2023 – CAN001421

#104B

Cover Note from Pat Chamut to John Davis, Jun 26, 2023 – CAN001426

#105

Briefing Note for the Assistant Deputy Minister, Fisheries Management (Info Only), from Pacific Region, undated – CAN001422

#106

Definition of Conservation Units Under the Resource Management Guidelines, undated – CAN001199

#107

Wild Salmon Policy – Operational Guidelines – Preliminary Outlines, Dec 6, 2023 – CAN000366


Evidentiary Hearing
November 30, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Pat Chamut (Former assistant deputy minister, Fisheries Management, DFO; former special advisor on the Wild Salmon Policy)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Brian Riddell (Former Manager, Salmon Assessment and Freshwater Ecosystems, DFO Science)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

Exhibit List

#108

Curriculum Vitae of Brian Riddell – CAN185476

#109

DFO – WSP Implementation Workplan, Results-based Management and Accountability Framework, Draft Sep 20, 2005, v 1.0

#110

WSP Implementation Workplan, FY 07-08, Aug 13, 2023

#111

DFO Strategic Environmental Assessment-WSP, Oct 08 2005 – CAN180502

#112

DFO – 2005-2010 Strategic Plan – Our Waters, Our Future – Final Draft (2005) – CAN011784

#113

WSP – Conservation and Management of Wild Pacific Salmon – BC Interior, Nov 5, 2023 – Draft-For Discussion Purposes Only – CAN023455

#114

Email from Pat Chamut to Susan Farlinger, April 7, 2023 – Sustainable Aquaculture – CAN128472

#115

Email from Pat Chamut to Mark Saunders and Susan Farlinger, April 20, 2023 – Aquaculture Development – CAN135344

#116

Email from Brian Riddell to Andrew Thomson et al, Mar 21, 2024 – WSP Meeting Locations Confirmed – CAN127595

#117

DFO – Policy Cmte Draft – WSP-A New Direction, May 17, 2023 – Draft for Discussion Purposes Only – CAN023452

#118

Letter of Otto E. Langer (DSF) to Mark Saunders, May 1, 2023 – Critique of the Apr 22, 2023 Draft WSP

#119

Email from Julie Norris to Pat Chamut, May 13 ,2005 -WSP – CAN133249

#120

Email from Susan Farlinger to Carol Cross, Jun 1, 2023 – FW-The Funding of the WSP – CAN129031

#121

[Identical to Exh 132] Email (REDACTED) from Susan Farlinger to Pat Chamut, Jun 3, 2023 – Announcement of the WSP – CAN135496


Evidentiary Hearing
December 1, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 9:45AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Pat Chamut (Former assistant deputy minister, Fisheries Management, DFO; former special advisor on the Wild Salmon Policy)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Brian Riddell (Former Manager, Salmon Assessment and Freshwater Ecosystems, DFO Science)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

Exhibit List

#122

Brian Riddell, Spatial Organization of Pacific Salmon – What to Conserve (1993) – CAN185475

#123A

Memo for the Deputy Minister – Update on First Nations Participation in WSP Implementation (Info Only), undated – CAN080094

#123B

Transmittal Cover from Paul Sprout to Larry Murray via David Bevan – Update on First Nations Participation in WSP Implementation, date-stamped Jul 29, 2023 – CAN080093


Evidentiary Hearing
December 2, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Themes

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Pat Chamut (Former assistant deputy minister, Fisheries Management, DFO; former special advisor on the Wild Salmon Policy)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Brian Riddell (Former Manager, Salmon Assessment and Freshwater Ecosystems, DFO Science)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Dr. Carrie Holt (Research Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Kim Hyatt (Research scientist, Stock Assessment Division, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

  • Heather Stalberg (Senior habitat management biologist, Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement Branch, DFO)

Exhibit List

#124

Email from Mark Saunders to Pat Chamut, May 17, 2023 – ENGO Response May 17, 2023 – CAN143383

#125

Carrie Holt, Assessing Status and Indentifying Benchmarks of CUs for the WSP, undated – CAN018432

#126

Table of Indicators, Project, Cost, Effort and Comments, 2008 – CAN185602

#127

Table of Single CU or Watershed Indicators Costing, undated – CAN185604

#128

Habitat Compatibility Model, undated (Excel) – CAN185605

#129

Email from Jay Hartling to Mary Hobbs, May 16, 2023 – CAN178731

#130

Email from Susan Farlinger to Carol Cross, Jun 1, 2023 – CAN129031

#131

Email from Richard Wex to Susan Farlinger, Jun 2, 2023 – CAN127353

#132

[Identical to Exh 121] Email (REDACTED) from Susan Farlinger to Pat Chamut, Jun 3, 2023 – Announcement of the WSP – CAN135496

#133

WSP Habitat Strategy Discussion Paper, Jul 23, 2023 – CAN001124

#134

Regional Mgmt Cmte Meeting of Aug 9, 2005, Record of Decisions – CAN006181

#135

WSP Implementation Workplan, RMC, Sep 20, 2023 – CAN018627

#136

RMC Meeting of Sep 20, 2005, Record of Decisions – CAN185507

#137A

Update re WSP Team Meeting to Review First Nations Dialogue Session, undated – CAN168233

#137B

WSP Forum 3 Summary Report, held Dec 8 2005 – CAN168234

#138

Managing Pacific Salmon for Ecosystem Values – Ecosystem Indicators and the WSP, Mar 2006 – CAN002588

#139

Advisory – Implementing the Habitat and Ecosystem Components of DFO’s WSP, Oct 2006 – CAN000449

#140

Letter from Loyola Hearn to Paul LeBlond, date-stamped Dec 11, 2023 – CAN064228

#141

Letter from Loyola Hearn to Bill Wareham, date-stamped Apr 24, 2023 – CAN055648

#142

Refining Habitat Indicators for Strategy 2 of WSP – Practical Assessment of Indicators, Jul 20, 2023 – CAN019235

#143

CSAS Research Document 2007-070 Conservation Units for Pacific Salmon under WSP – CAN004236

#144

WSP Habitat Indicators Costing Meeting, Feb 25, 2008, Draft Meeting Minutes – CAN185601

#145

CSAS Proceedings Series 2008-013, Proceedings of PSARC Salmon Subcommittee Meeting, Jun 13-14, 2007 – CAN010276

#146

2008-09 WSP Team Meeting Minutes, Aug 5, 2023 – CAN185479

#147

Single CU-Watershed Cost Analysis Table, Aug 6, 2023 – CAN185603

#148

Operations Cmte, WSP Strategy 2, Assessment of Habitat Status, Our Progress and Plan, Sep 23, 2023 – CAN018434

#149

Operations Cmte Meeting of Sep 23, 2008, Draft Record of Decisions – CAN018502

#150

RMC Decision Paper Titled WSP Web Mapping Application by Carol Cross, Oct 8, 2023 – CAN005559

#151

RMC Meeting, Oct 14, 2023 Record of Decisions – CAN063090

#152

Framework for Characterizing CUs of Pacific Salmon for Implementing WSP, Jan 2009 – CAN019233

#153

CSAS Research Document 2009-068, Indicators of Status and Benchmarks for CUs in Canada’s WSP – CAN019253

#154

CSAS Research Document 2009-068, Indicators of Status and Benchmarks for CUs in Canada’s WSP, Technical Documentation – CAN019254

#155A

Considering ATK in the Implementation of WSP, Sep 14, 2023 – CAN182602

#155B

Cover note from Wellsley Hamilton, October 26, 2023 – CAN182601

#156

Framework for the Implementation of the WSP – Initial Lists of CUs for BC, Oct 2009 – CAN010368

#157

Operations Cmte Mtg, Oct 8, 2009, Draft Record of Decisions – CAN018506

#158

CSAS Proceedings Series 2009-038, Results of Peer Review Workshop on the Draft Report Canada’s Policy for Conservation of WSP, Jan 15-16, 2009 – CAN010278

#159

Action Plan to Address Conditions for Marine Stewardship Certification of BC Sockeye Fisheries (Fraser, Barkley, Nass, Skeena), Dec 21, 2023 – CAN063059

#160

CSAS Proceeding Series 2009-046, Workshop on Methods for Assessing Status and Identifying Benchmarks for CUs of WSP, Jan 5-6, 2009 – CAN019257

#161

A Review of Metrics Distribution with Application to CUs under Canada’s WSP, 2010 – CAN185534

#162

WSP Implementation Team, Record of Meeting, Apr 15, 2023 – CAN178228

#163

Regional WSP Implementation Team, Record of Meeting, May 20, 2023 – CAN178227

#164A

Media Lines, WSP Review, Jun 3, 2023 – CAN178232

#164B

Cover note from Lisa Wilson, Jun 4, 2023 – CAN178231

#165

Media Lines, WSP Review, Jun 8, 2023 – CAN178223

#166

Summary Notes, Workshop on Identifying Benchmarks and Assessing Status of CUs under Strategy 1 of WSP, Jun 17-18, 2010 – CAN185535

#167

Media Lines, WSP Review, Jun 22, 2023 – CAN185529

#168

WSP Implementation Team Terms of Reference, Draft, Sep 3, 2023 – CAN185478

#169

Excerpt of letter from PSC Counsel to the Commission – RE – A Copy of All Briefings Given to the PSC or its Panels regarding Canada’s WSP, undated

#170

Presentation to RMC, WSP Implementation Strategy, Aug 9, 2023 [colour version] – CAN018588

#171

Letter from DOJ Counsel to the Commission with table of dates re WSP-related CSAC Scientific Papers reviewed by PSARC, approved and posted, Sep 7, 2023

#172

Draft Fall 2006 Consultation Staff List, version 8, Sep 25, 2023

#173

Email from Tom Robbins, attaching Media Lines, WSP Review, Oct 1, 2023 [a revision of Media Lines in Exh 167]

#174

Email from Judy Gwynn to DFO Officials, Nov 2, 2005, with 3 Attachments [A, B, C] – CAN145287

#174A

Attachment 1 to email at Exh 174 – Draft WSP Implementation Work-plans, Nov 3, 2023 – CAN145288

#174B

Attachment 2 to email at Exh 174 – New Initiative Steering Committee Meeting, WSP Work-plans [Agenda], Nov 3, 2023 – CAN145289

#174C

Attachment 3 to email at Exh 174 – WSP Implementation Workplan, New Initiatives Steering Cmte, Nov 3, 2023 – CAN145290

#175

Stalberg, et al – Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon – Stream, Lake and Estuarine Habitat Indicators, 2009 – CAN019252

#176

Curriculum Vitae of Heather Stalberg (Redacted) – NonRT

#177

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Jim Irvine – CAN185532

#178

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Carrie Holt – CAN185533

#179

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Kim Hyatt – CAN185537

#180

Curriculum Vitae of Mark Saunders – CAN185451

#181

Witness Summary of Heather Stalberg (WSP), Nov 17

#182

Witness Summary of Carrie Holt (WSP), Nov 17

#183

Witness Summary of Kim Hyatt (WSP), Nov 17

#184

Fraser Sockeye WSP Evaluation of Stock Status – State and Rate – Working Paper for Distribution

#185

Fishery Decision-Making Framework Incorporating the Precautionary Approach [identical to Exh 207] – CAN007416


Evidentiary Hearing
December 3, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Dr. Carrie Holt (Research Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Kim Hyatt (Research scientist, Stock Assessment Division, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

  • Heather Stalberg (Senior habitat management biologist, Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement Branch, DFO)

Exhibit List

#186

PowerPoint Presentation of Dr. Kim Hyatt to Ops Cmte – WSP Strategy 3, Implementation Approach, Oct 8, 2023 – CAN006864

#187

WSP Team Mtg Minutes, Sep 14, 2023 – CAN185489

#188

Slaney, Hyatt et al, Status of Anadromous Salmon and Trout in BC and Yukon, Oct, 1996

#189

Pacific Region Consultation Plan – WSP, 2009-2010 – CAN178243 [replaced CAN185843]

#190

DFO Pacific Region – 5th Annual Fall Community Dialogues – 2008 – [same as CAN185846]

#191

Pacific Region Consultation Plan – WSP – Draft, June 6, 2023 – [same as CAN185847]

#192

DFO – Ops Cmte WSP Update, Jan 8, 2024 – [same as CAN185848]

#193

DFO WSP Forum, Richmond, March 27-28, 2008 – [same as CAN185849]

#194

DFO – Ops Cmte WSP Update, Jan 31, 2024 – [same as CAN185851]

#195

DFO – WSP Implementation – Progress in 2005-06 and Workplan for 2006-07, May 2006 – [same as CAN185853]

#196

WSP Implementation Workplan – RMC, Sep 20, 2023 – [same as CAN185854]

#197

Indicators of status and benchmarks for Conservation Units in Canada’s WSP, May 28, 2023 – [same as CAN185857]

#198

Two documents, sources already filed as Exhs 134 and 170 [same as CAN 185858]

#199

RMC Meeting May 3, 2023 – Record of Decisions, with RMC Decision Paper Titled Wild Pacific Salmon Policy by Mary Hobbs – [same as CAN 185859]

#200

PowerPoint Presentation of Dr. Kim Hyatt to Ops Cmte – WSP Strategy 3, Implementation Approach, Sep 27, 2023 – [same as CAN185865]

#201

DFO – WSP – Work Planning, Strategic Directions Committee, May 6, 2023 – [same as CAN185869]

#202

Hyatt et al, Potential Strategy 3 Contributions to the Barkley Sound WSP Pilot, Nov 2010

#203

Peterman, Marmorek et al, Synthesis of Evidence from a Workshop on the Decline of FRS, Nanaimo, Jun 15-17, 2010

#204

DFO – WSP Strategy 2, Assessment of Habitat Status – the HMP Connection, Nov 24, 2023 – CAN005934

#205

Briefing Note – WSP Strategy 2 (Habitat Status) – Recommended Essential Workplan Elements for OHEB Integration, Feb 6, 2024

#206

East Coast Vancouver Island Coho Conservation Unit – Englishman River Coho Habitat Status Report [highlighted, struck-through]

#207

Fishery Decision-Making Framework Incorporating the Precautionary Approach [identical to Exh 185] – CAN007416

#208

Exh 208 – PowerPoint Presentation – Next Steps in the Implementation of Canada’s WSP – Identification of CUs, Fall 2006 – CAN151814.zip

#209

Update on Regional Science Advisory (PSARC) Meetings – Salmon Subcommitte Review, Jun 13-14, 2007 – CAN003680


Evidentiary Hearing
December 6, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Hearing adjourned.

Evidentiary Hearing
December 7, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Dr. Carrie Holt (Research Scientist, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Kim Hyatt (Research scientist, Stock Assessment Division, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

  • Heather Stalberg (Senior habitat management biologist, Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement Branch, DFO)

Exhibit List

#210

Salmon Stock Assessment Plan 2004-2005, Version 20 July 2023 – CAN058266

#211

Governors Forum on Monitoring, 2007-09 Agency Monitoring Budget Proposals, Sep 7, 2023

#212

DFO – CU Template – Cultus Lake Sockeye Salmon, Oct 2005

#213

First Nations WSP Implementation Forum, Dec 7, 2023 – CAN168237


Evidentiary Hearing
December 8, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Dr. Kim Hyatt (Research scientist, Stock Assessment Division, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Dr. Jim Irvine (* Research Scientist, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO)

  • Mark Saunders (Manager, Salmon and Freshwater Ecosystems, Pacific Biological Station, DFO; former coordinator, Wild Salmon Policy, DFO)

  • Heather Stalberg (Senior habitat management biologist, Oceans, Habitat and Enhancement Branch, DFO)

Exhibit List

#214

DFO-HMP – Practitioners Guide to the Risk Mgmt Framework for DFO HM Staff v 1.0, 2005 – CAN185554

#215

DFO-HMP – Habitat Compliance Decision Framework v 1.1, 2007 – CAN002958

#216

DFO – Aquaculture Policy Framework, Jan 1, 2024 – CAN000111

#217

Summary of Meeting Notes from DFO Fall 2006 Consultations, WSP – CAN168491

#218

DFO- Fall 2006 Consultations, Feb 20, 2024 – CAN016908

#219

Email from Lester Jantz to DFO Personnel, May 21, 2023 – Highlights of WSP Forum 2008, with attachments – CAN166561

#219A

Attachment to email at Exh 219 – PowerPoint-Highlights from WSP Stakeholder Forum March 2008, WSP Planning Mtg, May 14-15, 2008 – CAN166562

#220

Email from Neil Todd to Pete Nicklin and Lester Jantz, June 19, 2023 – WSP and the FWJTC, with attachments – CAN172577

#220A

Exh 220A – Attachment 1 to email at Exh 220 – Letter from Neil Todd to Amy Mar, May 26, 2023 – FR FN WSP Forum – CAN172578

#220B

Exh 220B – Attachment 2 to email at Exh 220 – Letter from Amy Mar to Neil Todd, Jun 9, 2023 – CAN172579

#221

Email from Kelly Binning to DFO personnel, Jun 25, 2023 – Duty to Consult Working Group-Templates on Aboriginal Consultations, with attachments – CAN164840

#221A

Att 1 to email at Exh 221 – Salmon Consultations with Aboriginal Groups, Apr 1, 2023 – Mar 30, 2023 [Excel] – CAN164841

#221B

Att 2 to email at Exh 221 – Consultations with Aboriginal Groups – Template #1 – Consultations and Costs by Sector and Region – Sector-FAM – CAN164842

#221C

Att 3 to email at Exh 221 – Consultations with Aboriginal Groups – Template #2 – Information by Sector – Sector-Fisheries and Aquaculture Mgmt – CAN164843

#221D

Att 4 to email at Exh 221 – Consultations with Aboriginal Groups – Template #1 – Consultations and Costs by Sector and Region – Sector-Policy – CAN164844

#221E

Att 5 to email at Exh 221 – Consultations with Aboriginal Groups – Template #2 – Information by Sector – Sector-Policy – CAN164845

#222

Proposal for Development of Guidelines for the Use of ATK Management of Fisheries Resources in DFO’s Pacific Region

#223

Email from Amy Mar to Brenda McCorquodale, Aug 7, 2023 – ATEK guidelines-best practices

#224

Knowledge Integration in Salmon Conservation and Sustainability Planning – Towards Effective Implementation of WSP Strategy 4, Mar 2009 – CAN027611

#225

WSP Implementation – Report on Work Plan 2009-2010, Draft, WSP Work Planning Meeting, Apr 15, 2010, v2 – CAN170291


Evidentiary Hearing
December 9, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

Witnesses

Wild Salmon Policy (Part 1)

  • Susan Farlinger (Regional Director General, Pacific Region, DFO)

  • Paul Sprout (Former regional director general, Pacific Region, DFO)

Exhibit List

#226

Curriculum Vitae of Paul Sprout – CAN185518

#227

Curriculum Vitae of Susan Farlinger – CAN185524

#228

Email from Paul Ryall to Max Stanfield and Heather James, Apr 10, 2023 – MC 00630 Boldt to James, H for Revision pls. 06-04 – CAN173060

#229

Email from Ken Smith to Paul Ryall and Steven Wright, Nov 25, 2023 – Implementation of WSP & Business Planning for Info for Nov 29th – CAN090810

#230

Email from Ken Smith to Paul Ryall and Steven Wright, Nov 26, 2023 – Implementation of WSP & Business Planning for Info for Nov 29th – CAN090811

#231

Letter from Mark Angelo, PFRCC to Paul Sprout, Jan 27, 2024 – Developing a WSP Review Framework – CAN056417

#232

PFRCC Advisory on the Implementation of Canada’s 2005 WSP, Jan 2010 – CAN056418

#233

Ops Cmte Meeting Jun 17, 2023 – Record of Decisions – CAN185527

#234

Email from Susan Farlinger to Sharan Johal, Jul 3, 2023 – Update for MO on MSC Action Plan – CAN124420

#235

Email from Paul Sprout to Susan Farlinger, Aug 5, 2023 – MSC Certification – CAN124221

#236

Ops Cmte Meeting Jan 8, 2024 – Draft Record of Decisions – CAN018503

#237

December 15, 2023 – WSP Team Meeting Minutes UNREDACTED version, received from DOJ 20101203

#238

Ops Cmte Meeting Jun 17, 2023 – Draft Record of Decisions – [same as CAN185867]

#239

Strategic Directions Committee (SDC) 2010 Action Log, updated Sep 10, 2023

#240

Ops Cmte Meeting Jun 25, 2023 – Record of Decisions – CAN185844 – Canada 17f

#241

Ops Cmte Discussion Paper – Performance Review of the WSP Implementation, undated, (poss Oct 2009)

#242

Memo from Jennifer Nener, to Paul Sprout – Summary of PFRCC Report-Developing a WSP Review Framework, Mar 15, 2010, with response letter

#243

Interview Questions on DFO’s Wild Salmon Mgmt, marked Draft, sep 20, 2010_FINAL

#244

Witness Summary of Paul Sprout (WSP), Nov 17

#245

Witness Summary of Susan Farlinger (WSP), Nov 17

#246

Email from Lisa Wilson to Susan Farlinger and Jennifer Nener, Nov 9, 2023 – WSP – Strategy 6 (Independent Review)

#247

Meeting with PFRCC – Speaking Points for RDG, Mar 15, 2024 (v3)

#248

Fact Sheet – Update on the Implementation of the WSP 2009 [webpage] – Canada 17c

#249

Update on Progess – Implementation of the WSP, October 2008 [webpage] – Canada 17g

#250

Community Dialogues Progress Report 2007 [webpage] – Canada 17l

#251

DFO – Strategy 1 – Standardizes Monitoring of Wild Salmon Status (excerpt from WSP document) [webpage] – Canada 17r

#252

DFO – Strategy 2 – Assessment of Habitat Status (excerpt from WSP document) [webpage] – Canada 17x

#253

DFO – Strategy 3 – Inclusion of Ecosystem Values and Monitoring (excerpt from WSP document) [webpage] – Canada 17z

#254

DFO – Strategy 4 – Integrated Strategic Planning (excerpt from WSP document) [webpage] – Canada 17bb

#255

Letter from Gordon MacEachen to Participant, Oct 31, 2023 – FRS Spawning Initiave-WSP Pilot

#256

Letter from Paul Ryall to Participant, Dec 8, 2023 – FRS Spawning Initiative-WSP Pilot – CAN170207

#257

PFRCC – Developing a WSP Review Framework – Stakeholder Perspectives on Review Components, Jan 2010

#258

Public Policy Evaluation-An Introduction, undated

#259

DFO – Terms of Reference – WSP Independent Review Oct 7 2010, [Nov 19, 2023]

#260

DFO – Policy for the Mgmt of Fish Habitat, Oct 1986 – CAN000016

#261

DFO – Policy for the Management of Aboriginal Fishing [webpage], Aug 6, 2023

#262

Pacific Salmon Revitalization, Feb 1, 2024 – CAN002283

#263

DFO – Canada’s Oceans Strategy – Our Oceans, Our Future, 2002 – CAN005267

#264

DFO – An Allocation Policy for Pacific Salmon – A New Direction-Fourth in a Series of Papers from DFO, Oct 1999 – CAN000543

#265

DFO – New Emerging Fisheries Policy, Sep 2001 [webpage] – CAN000183

#266

DFO – A Policy for Selective Fishing in Canada’s Pacific Fisheries, Jan 2001 – CAN000324

#267

DFO – A Framework for Improved Decision-Making in the Pacific Salmon Fishery- Discussion Paper – A New Direction-Sixth in a Series of Papers from DFO, Jun 2000 – CAN021243

#268

DFO – Pacific Region Fishery Monitoring and Reporting Framework, Jan 2002 – CAN000196

#269

DFO – A Discussion Paper on the Implementation of Pacific Fisheries Reform, Sep 2005 – CAN001131

#270

DFO – Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI), Jul 17, 2023 – CAN002480

#271

DFO – Policy for Managing the Impacts of Fishing on Sensitive Benthic Areas [webpage] – CAN002983

#272

DFO – Policy on New Fisheries for Forage Species [website] – CAN002982

#273

Sustainable Fisheries Framework – Fishery Checklist Action Plan, by Jeff Grout, Jun 10, 2023 – CAN182721

#274

DFO – Preparing an Integrated Fisheries Mgmt Plan (IFMP) – Guidance Document, May 4 version – CAN002913

#274A

DFO – Preparing an Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) – Guidance Document and Template, Nov 2008

#275

Email from Marc Clemens to David Balfour, Oct 17, 2023 – By-catch policy-background-for FCC meeting – CAN135663

#275A

Email from Marc Clemens to David Balfour, Oct 19, 2023 – By-catch policy-background-for FCC meeting – CAN135661

#276

Guidelines for Ecological Risk Assessment, May 14 1998 [Risk Assessment Forum, U.S. EPA] – CAN024777

#277

Canada’s Oceans Strategy – Policy and Operational Framework for Integrated Mgmt of Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Environments in Canada, 2002 – CAN000019


Evidentiary Hearing
December 13, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Aboriginal Worldview, Cultural Context and Traditional Knowledge

Witnesses

Aboriginal Worldview, Cultural Context and Traditional Knowledge

  • Chief Kim Baird (Chief, Tsawwassen First Nation)

  • Joe Becker (Member, Musqueam First Nation; commissioner, Musqueam Fisheries Commission)

  • Chief William Charlie (Chief, Chehalis Indian Band)

  • Grand Chief Clarence Pennier (Member, Scowlitz First Nation; chief, Stó:lō Tribal Council)

  • Councillor June Quipp (Councillor, Cheam Indian Band)

Exhibit List

#278

Witness Summary of Councillor June Quipp

#279

Witness Summary of Chief William Charlie

#280

Witness Summary of Grand Chief Clarence Pennier

#281

Witness Summary of Chief Kim Baird

#282

Witness Summary of Joe Becker

#283

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement, Dec 6, 2023 – CAN185832

#284

Appendix A, page 7 from Tsawwassen Final Agreement Appendices

#285

Tsawwassen First Nation Fisheries, Wildlife Migratory Birds and Renewable Resources Act, Apr 3, 2023

#286

Tsawwassen First Nation Fisheries, Wildlife Migratory Birds and Renewable Resources Act – Fisheries Regulation, Sep 16, 2023

#287

Appendices J1, J2, and J3, pages 261-267 from Tsawwassen Final Agreement Appendices

#288

Bob Brown, Review of the Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat, Mar 2007 – CAN056656

#289

DFO and First Nations Fraser Salmon Roadmap Process, Forum, Conservation and Harvest Planning, Dec 2010 – CAN029474

#290

Three Year Strategic Approach to Developing a Co-management Process for FRS – First Nations Component – Draft Sep 27, 2023 – CAN047074


Evidentiary Hearing
December 14, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Aboriginal Worldview, Cultural Context and Traditional Knowledge

Witnesses

Aboriginal Worldview, Cultural Context and Traditional Knowledge

  • Thomas Alexis (Former chief, Tl’azt’en Nation)

  • Dr. Ron Ignace (Member, Secwepemc Nation; former chief, Skeetchestn Indian Band)

  • Chief Fred Sampson (Member, Nlha7apmx Nation; chief, Siska Indian Band)

  • Grand Chief Saul Terry (Member, St’at’imc Nation; chief executive officer, Intertribal Treaty Organization; commissioner, Pacific Salmon Commission)

Exhibit List

#291

Witness Summary of Chief Fred Sampson

#292

Witness Summary of Thomas Alexis

#293

Witness Summary of Grand Chief Saul Terry

#294

Witness Summary of Dr Ron Ignace

#295

FNFC – Co-Mgmt Discussion Paper, Revised Oct 25, 2023 – FNC000104

#296

DFO AAROM Program Fraser River and South Coast Groups (w member Bands and INAC Band numbers), as of Aug 2010 – CAN185655


Evidentiary Hearing
December 15, 2023

Address:

Room 801, Federal Courthouse,
701 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC

Morning Session: 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Evidentiary Hearing Transcript PDF Document

Theme

Aboriginal Worldview, Cultural Context and Traditional Knowledge

Witnesses

Aboriginal Worldview, Cultural Context and Traditional Knowledge

  • Captain Gary Ducommun (Director of Natural Resources for the Métis Nation of BC)

  • Guujaaw (President, Haida Nation)

  • Chief Robert Mountain (Councillor, Namgis First Nation; hereditary chief, Mamalilikula First Nation)

  • Mr. Rod Naknakim (Chief negotiator, Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society)

  • Chief Edwin Newman (Hereditary chief and elder, Heiltsuk Nation)

Exhibit List

#297

Witness Summary of Rod Naknakim

#298

Witness Summary of Gary Ducommun

#299

Witness Summary of President Guujaaw

#300

Witness Summary of Chief Edwin Newman

#301

Witness Summary of Chief Robert Mountain

#302

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Dept – Aquatic Division – Notice to Food Fishers, Jun 7, 2023

#303

Heiltsuk Intergrated Resource Management Dept – Community Needs Study, [fax copy] Oct 28, 2023