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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 53
 
Monday, May 28, 2007
 

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met at 3:32 p.m. this day, in Room 308, 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, Brian Storseth, Merv Tweed, Hon. Joseph Volpe, Jeff Watson and Paul Zed.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher, Analyst; Allison Padova, Analyst. House of Commons: Joann Garbig, Legislative Clerk.

 

Witnesses: Department of Transport: Luc Bourdon, Director General, Rail Safety; Marc Grégoire, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security; Merlin Preuss, Director General, Civil Aviation; Franz Reinhardt, Director, Regulatory Services, Civil Aviation; Susan Stanfield, Chief, Aviation Security Regulations. Department of National Defence: Alex Weatherston, Counsel, Legal Services; Jacques Laplante, Director.

 
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 7, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
 

The Committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

 

The witnesses answered questions.

 
The Committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Mario Laframboise, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 30 on page 3 the following:

“3.2 In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Act or anything issued, made or established under this Act, and the provisions of the Canada Labour Code, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992 or the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, the provisions of that Act prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.”

The debate continued.

 

By unanimous consent, the amendment was allowed to stand.

 

By unanimous consent, Clause 2 was allowed to stand.

 

Clause 3 carried.

 

On Clause 4,

Mario Laframboise moved, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 4, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 4 on page 4 with the following:

“4. (1) The portion of section 4.2 of the Act before paragraph (d) is replaced by the following:

4.2 (1) The Minister shall ensure that aeronautical activities are conducted at all times in a manner that meets the highest safety standards established by international organisations, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, and in the discharge of that obligation the Minister may, by regulation,”

Debate arose thereon.

 

The question was put on the amendment of Mario Laframboise and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 2; NAYS: 9.

 
Peter Julian moved, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 4, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 4 on page 4 with the following:

“4. (1) The portion of section 4.2 of the Act before paragraph (b) is replaced by the following:

4.2 (1) The Minister shall ensure that aeronautical activities are conducted at all times in a manner that meets the highest safety standards established, and in the discharge of that obligation the Minister may, by regulation,”

 

Mauril Bélanger moved, — That the amendment be amended by deleting the words “by regulation”.

 

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment of Mauril Bélanger and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 11; NAYS: 0.

 

The debate continued.

 

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed.

 
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 5:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Mauril Bélanger moved, — That the Committee report to the House the following:

That, with regards to the remarks made by the Minister responsible for Canada Post on May 7, 2007 referring to a possible review of Canada Post, the Committee recommends that the government provide the Committee an opportunity to study and provide recommendations to the terms of reference of any review of Canada Post prior to its commencement.

Debate arose thereon.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 

It was agreed, — That the letter inviting Air Canada to appear be mailed.

 

At 5:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Mark D'Amore
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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