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Meeting No. 44
Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Merv Tweed, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Mauril Bélanger, Don H. Bell, Robert Carrier, Ed Fast, Brian Jean, Peter Julian, Mario Laframboise, Merv Tweed, Hon. Joseph Volpe, Jeff Watson and Paul Zed.


Acting Members present: Steven Blaney for Brian Storseth and Paul Crête for Robert Carrier.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher, Analyst; Allison Padova, Analyst.


Witnesses: United Transportation Union: John Holliday, Acting General Chairperson; Donald Anderson, Alternate Canadian Legislative Director. As an individual: Jean-Guy Desrosiers, Mayor of Montmagny.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on October 31, 2006, the Committee resumed its study of Rail Safety.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 5:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:10 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Ed Fast moved, — That the Committee report to the House the following:

• That the Committee recommend that the Government amend the Canada Post Corporation Act to clarify the English and French versions of section 14 so as to remove Canada Post’s exclusive privilege to deliver letter mail to destinations outside Canada;

and that the Chair draft a letter to the Minister on behalf of the Committee outlining the recommendation made in this motion .

Debate arose thereon.


On motion of Mauril Bélanger, it was agreed, — That the Committee defer consideration of the motion to a future meeting.


At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Mark D'Amore
Clerk of the Committee

2007/04/19 3:00 p.m.