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Meeting No. 15
Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met at 11:08 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Mervin Tweed, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Don H. Bell, Robert Carrier, Ed Fast, Brian Jean, Mario Laframboise, John Maloney, Brian Masse, Bev Shipley, Mervin Tweed and Jeff Watson.


Acting Members present: Paul Steckle for Paul Zed.


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

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

The Chair presented the 3rd Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

That a letter inviting the relevant provincial departments, as well as the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, be sent in order to hear from other levels of government on the Committee’s current study on navigable waters protection, and that a second letter be sent to other stakeholders in order to ask for written submissions for the time being.

That following the public release of the Advisory Panel’s report on the review of the Railway Safety Act, the Honourable Doug Wilson, Chair of the Advisory Panel, will be invited to present the report to the Committee.


It was agreed, — That the 3rd report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on January 29, 2008, the Committee resumed its study of the current status of navigation protection of the Canadian waterways including their governance and use and the operation of the current Navigable Waters Protection Act.

At 11:18 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Maxime Ricard
Committee Clerk

2008/04/16 9:31 a.m.