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Meeting No. 18
Wednesday, February 16, 2005

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


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


Acting Members present: Pat Martin for Bev Desjarlais.


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


Witnesses: VIA Rail Canada Inc.: Paul Côté, Acting President and Chief Executive Officer.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee commenced consideration of the Order in Council appointment of Paul Côté to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada Inc. which was referred to the Committee on Wednesday, February 2, 2005.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:49 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:54 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the clerk of the Committee do submit to the Department of Transport a firm date for the appearance of Ms. Wokes and Ms. Greene on the issue of Flight Attendants. If Ms. Wokes and Ms. Greene fail to appear on the set date, a subpoena will be issued to have them comply.


It was agreed, — That the following witness: Department of Transport Officials be invited to appear to brief the Committee in relation to the Regulatory Regime of Transport Canada on small watercrafts.


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


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2005/03/03 9:58 a.m.