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Meeting No. 7
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met at 9:08 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, Jeff Watson and Paul Zed.


Acting Members present: Brent St. Denis for Hon. Joseph Volpe.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: François Côté, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Transport: Luc Bourdon, Director General, Rail Safety; Marc Grégoire, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 22, 2007, the Committee commenced its study on rail safety in Canada.

Marc Grégoire made a statement and, with the other witness, answered questions.


At 9:35 a.m., Don Bell took the Chair.


At 9:40 a.m., Mervin Tweed took the Chair.


At 10:40 a.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the Committee agreed to continue sitting for five minutes.


At 10:53 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:54 a.m., the sitting resumed in-camera.


The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

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

It was agreed, — That the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities appear before the Committee on December 13, 2007, to discuss Canada’s Infrastructure Programs: The Building Canada Plan.


At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Bibiane Ouellette
Clerk of the Committee

2007/12/11 4:15 p.m.