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Meeting No. 33
Monday, June 20, 2005

The Standing Committee on Transport met in camera at 3:30 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, James Moore, Francis Scarpaleggia, Andrew Scheer, Caroline St-Hilaire and Borys Wrzesnewskyj.


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


Appearing: Hon. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Denis Gauthier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Development and Corporate Finance; Susan Margles, Director, Economic Development and Corporate Finance.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed a briefing session on the Canadian Airports System.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed a briefing session on Hopper cars.

The Minister answered questions.

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

Bev Desjarlais moved, — That the Budget of $ 159, 460 as allocated by the Liaison Committee, for International travel for the study on Air Liberalization and the Canadian Airports System be adopted and that the proposed trips do take place between September 4 and September 30, 2005.

Debate arose thereon.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 2.


James Moore gave notice of the following motion:

That the Committee report to the House the failure of the Minister of Transport to appear before this Committee for the second time upon the Committee's request.


At 4:22 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Georges Etoka
Clerk of the Committee

2005/06/21 10:28 a.m.