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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 1
 
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
 

The Standing Committee on Transport met at 11:05 a.m. this day, in Room 308 West Block, for the purpose of electing a Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 106(1).

 

Members of the Committee present: Rex Barnes, Bernard Bigras, Raymond Bonin, John Cannis, Jim Gouk, Charles Hubbard, Ovid Jackson, Christian Jobin, Jim Karygiannis, Mario Laframboise, James Moore and Lynne Yelich.

 

Acting Members present: Gérard Binet for Susan Whelan and Andy Savoy for John Manley.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher, Analyst.

 
The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Chair.
 

On motion of James Moore, it was agreed, — That Raymond Bonin be elected Chair of the Committee.

 

On motion of Jim Karygiannis, it was agreed, — That John Cannis be elected as Government Vice-Chair of the Committee.

 

On motion of Jim Karygiannis, it was agreed, — That James Moore be elected as Opposition Vice-Chair of the Committee.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That the Chair, the two Vice-Chairs, the Parliamentary Secretary and a representative of each of the Bloc Québécois, the New Democratic Party and the Conservative Party, do compose the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That the Committee retain the services of one or more analysts from the Library of Parliament, as needed, to assist the Committee in its work, at the discretion of the Chair.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive and publish evidence when a quorum is not present provided that at least three (3) members are present, including a member of the opposition.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That witnesses be given ten (10) minutes for their opening statement and, that during the questioning of witnesses, there be allocated seven (7) minutes for the first round of question and answer of each party and that thereafter five (5) minutes be allocated to each subsequent questioner, at the discretion of the Chair.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That, forty-eight (48) hours’ notice be given before any substantive motion is considered by the Committee ; and that the motion be filed with the Clerk of the Committee and circulated to members in both official languages.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That, as established by the Board of Internal Economy and if requested, reasonable travelling, accommodation, and living expenses be reimbursed to witnessses who are invited to appear before the Committee up to a maximum of two (2) representatives for any organization.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 111(4), whenever an Order in Council for appointment or a certificate of nomination for appointment is referred to the Committee, the Clerk shall obtain and circulate to each member of the Committee a copy of the resume of each appointee.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee be authorized to distribute to the members documents received from the public only when they are available in both official languages.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That the Committee authorize the Chair, from time to time, as the need arises, to take, in conjunction with the Clerk of the Committee, the appropriate measures to provide meals for the Committee and its Subcommittees, for working purposes, and that the cost of these meals be charge to the budget of the Committee.

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That each Committee member be allowed to have one staff person present at In camera meetings, unless there is a decision by the Committee, for a particular meeting, to exclude all staff .

 

On motion of Ovid Jackson, it was agreed, — That one (1) transcript of all In camera meetings be produced and kept in the Committee Clerk’s office for consultation and that all those transcripts be destroyed at the end of the session.

 
James Moore gave notice of two (2) motions to be placed on the Committee's agenda for consideration at the next meeting.
 

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure do proceed to sit in camera to discuss future business.

 

At 11:12 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:14 a.m., the sitting resumed In camera.

 

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the next meeting of the Committee be on Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 11:00 a.m., and that the agenda be composed of all proposals of potential studies from members of the Committee.

 

At 11:27 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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