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Meeting No. 11
Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met by videoconference at 9:05 a.m. this day, in Room 752, 131 Queen St., the Chair, Merv Tweed, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dennis Bevington, Lois Brown, Bonnie Crombie, Roger Gaudet, Brian Jean, Mario Laframboise, Colin Mayes, Blake Richards, Merv Tweed and Hon. Joseph Volpe.


Acting Members present: Rod Bruinooge for Jeff Watson and Hon. Gerry Byrne for Sukh Dhaliwal.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher, Analyst; Jean Dupuis, Analyst.


Witnesses: University of Ottawa: Mark B. Salter, Associate Professor, School of Political Studies. A.R. Challenges: Rafi Sela.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on March, 25, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of Aviation Safety and Security - Security Concerns.

Mark B. Salter made a statement and answered questions.


Rafi Sela, by videoconference from Kfar Vradim, Israel, made a statement and answered questions.

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

On motion of Mario Laframboise, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $17,664 for the Committee’s travel to La Pocatière, QC, in the Spring of 2010, in relation to its study of high speed rail in Canada, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.


It was agreed, — That the Chair raise the issue of privilege described in the Committee’s Second Report with the Speaker, and convey the Committee’s consent for his use of the in camera transcript from its meeting of March 25, 2010, in support of his deliberations on the matter.


At 10:56 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Bonnie Charron
Clerk of the Committee

2010/04/23 6:03 p.m.