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Meeting No. 11
Tuesday, December 7, 2004

The Standing Committee on Transport met at 4:01 p.m. this day, in Room 371 West Block, the Chair, Roger Gallaway, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dave Batters, Raymond Bonin, Robert Carrier, Bev Desjarlais, Hon. Roger Gallaway, Jim Gouk, Hon. Jim Karygiannis, Hon. Rob Nicholson, Francis Scarpaleggia, Andrew Scheer and Caroline St-Hilaire.


Associate Members present: Mario Laframboise.


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


Witnesses: Aéroports de Montréal (Dorval and Mirabel): James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer. Comité des 11 000 acres: Marcel Denis, Chair; Réjean Éthier, expropriated person; André Jetté, Transport Canada Tenant (ADM). Bombardier Aerospace: John Paul Macdonald, Vice-President, Communications.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

The Chair presented the Second Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:


Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, December 2, 2004, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That in regard to the subject of Flight attendants, the documents received from the Department of Transport are not complete and the Department of Transport should be invited to provide an unedited version of the said documents.

2. That the clerk do prepare an operational budget for witnesses who will be called to appear before the Committee on Bill C-3 and on Mirabel land issue and that the chair present it to the Liaison Committee.

3. That a working plan and a budget be prepared by the analyst and the clerk on a combined study on Airports (governance and rents), Port Security and the Trucking Industry as it relates to ports and borders crossings.

4. That the Department of Transportation of the Nunavut Government be invited to appear before the Committee on C-3.

5. That a meeting be held as soon as possible to hear witnesses on the issue of retrocession of arable land in Mirabel, following the adoption of motions by the House and the Committee on this issue.


On motion of Raymond Bonin, it was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure (steering) be concurred in.


On motion of Raymond Bonin, it was agreed, — That the operational budget of $8 900.00 intended to pay for witnesses appearing before the Committee be adopted and that the chair present it to the Liaison Committee.


On motion of Raymond Bonin, it was agreed, — That the budgets of $69 619.00 for Eastern Canada and of $96 196.00 for Western Canada and Washington D.C. for the proposed study on Canadian Airports System, Trucking issues and Port Security be adopted and that the chair present them to the Liaison Committee.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 25, 2004, the Committee commenced its study of the Return of arable land to farmers and former owners in Mirabel.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/04 11:33 a.m.