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Meeting No. 32
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met in camera at 11:41 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Mervin C. Tweed, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Robert Carrier, Ed Fast, Martha Hall Findlay, Brian Jean, Mario Laframboise, Brian Masse, Bev Shipley, Mervin C. Tweed, Hon. Joseph Volpe and Jeff Watson.


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

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.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: Consideration of proposed amendments to the Navigable Water Protection Act.


It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and Analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.


It was agreed, — That the Chair present the report to the House.


It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.


It was agreed, — That a news release be prepared and published once the report has been presented to the House.

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

It was agreed, — That the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and/or officials from the Department of Transport be invited to appear on Tuesday, June 17, in order to address the status and extent of consultations that have taken place to date with respect to sections 27 and 64 of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.


At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Maxime Ricard
Clerk of the Committee

2008-09-29 9:30 a.m.