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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting No. 41

Wednesday, March 29, 2000

The Standing Committee on Transport met at 3:38 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Stan Keyes, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Gérard Asselin, Roy Bailey, Murray Calder, Bill Casey, Joe Comuzzi, Bev Desjarlais, Claude Drouin, Michel Guimond, Charles Hubbard, Stan Keyes, Val Meredith, Lou Sekora.

Other Member present: Maurice Dumas.

In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: John Christopher; June Dewetering, Researchers.

Witnesses: From the Transport Canada: Emile Di Sanza, Director, Motor Carrier Policy and Programs; Guylaine Roy, Director General, Surface Policy.

Val Meredith moved,--That, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the committee hold meetings to consider and report on the 2000-01 Main Estimates for the Department of Transport;

That the committee invite the Minister and senior officials to appear before the committee no later than May 31, 2000; That the Minister provide information relating to the future expenditure plans and priorities of the Department; especially those related to grants and contributions; and That, pursuant to Standing Order 81 (7&8), the committee consider and report recommendations on the future expenditure plans and priorities of the Department no later than June 3, 2000.

Val Meredith moved,--That her motion be reintroduced after completion of the Airline Restructuring Bill.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Claude Drouin moved,--That the Standing Committee on Transport approve the proposed budget of $59,700.00 for the period April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001 and that the Chair be authorized to present the said budget to the Liaison Committee.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Michel Guimond moved,--That the committee convene an emergency meeting to hear all the witnesses who could get to the bottom of Montreal Airports (ADM) current management problems, notably Mrs. Nycole Pageau-Goyette, Chair and President of ADM.

Debate arose thereon.

Michel Guimond moved the following amendment,--That the motion be amended to add that the committee will take a maximum of 1 day to hear all the witnesses from the Aéroports de Montréal (ADM). 

The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to.

The Committee resumed consideration of the main motion, as amended,--That the committee convene a meeting during the week of April 10, 2000 to hear all the witnesses (maximum of 1 day) who could get to the bottom of Montreal Airports (ADM) current management problems, notably Mrs. Nycole Pageau-Goyette, Chair and President of ADM.

 

The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

Guylaine Roy gave the Committee members a briefing session on the future regulation of the bus industry in Canada and with Emile Di Sanza, answered questions.

At 5:07 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Guyanne L. Desforges

Clerk of the Committee