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Meeting No. 11

Monday, February 17, 2003

The Standing Committee on Transport met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Vice-Chair, John Cannis, presiding.

Member(s) of the Committee present: Larry Bagnell, John Cannis, Bev Desjarlais, Liza Frulla, Roger Gallaway, Stan Keyes, Mario Laframboise, James Moore, Pat O'Brien, Marcel Proulx.

In attendance:  From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament:  John Christopher, Principal Analyst.

Witness(es): From the Coalition to Renew Canada's Infrastructure: Jim Facette, President. From the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: Michael N. Murphy, Senior Vice-President, Policy;  Robert McKinstry, Policy Analyst.  From the Department of Transport: John Forster, Director General, Surface Programs & Divestiture; Guylaine Roy, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and its Order of Reference of February 3, 2003 (See Minutes of proceedings), the Committee resumed the examination of the issue of highway infrastructures across Canada.

Jim Facette made an opening statement and answered questions.

Michael N. Murphy made an opening statement and answered questions.

Guylaine Roy and John Foster made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 5:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:27 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Committee proceeded to sit In Camera.

It was agreed, - That the Standing Committee on Transport pursue its examination of the issue of the highway infrastructures across Canada, for two (2) more meetings.

It was agreed, - That the travel budget of the subcommittee on Marine Transportation be agreed to and submitted to the Liaison Committee which meets this week.

At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Georges Etoka


Clerk(s) of the Committee