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Meeting No. 27

Monday, May 12, 2003

The Standing Committee on Transport met at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Joe Comuzzi, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Larry Bagnell, John Cannis, Joe Comuzzi, Liza Frulla, Roger Gallaway, Jim Gouk.

Acting Members present: Joe Fontana for Ovid Jackson and Reg Alcock for Larry Bagnell.

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

Witnesses: From the Tourism Industry Association of Canada: Randy M. Williams, President and CEO; Jennifer Demers, Director, Government Relations. From the Railway Association of Canada: Bill Rowat, President; Mario Brault, President, Genesee Rail One; Gord Peters, President, Cando Contracting Ltd..

Pursuant to its Order of Reference of Tuesday, March 25, 2003, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act, to enact the VIA Rail Canada Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (See Minutes of Proceedings, Thursday, April 10, 2003, Meeting No. 20).

Randy M. Williams made an opening statement and, with Jennifer Demers, answered questions.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Bill Rowat, Mario Brault and Gord Peters made an opening statements and answered questions.

At 5:47 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Georges Etoka

Clerk of the Committee