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Meeting No. 20
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met in a televised session at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Merv Tweed, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Robert Carrier for Roger Gaudet.


Associate Members present: Brian Masse.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher, Analyst; Jean Dupuis, Analyst; Dean Ruffili, Analyst. Toyota Canada Inc.: Junko Kono, Interpreter; Eileen Mary Diedrich, Interpreter.


Witnesses: Toyota Canada Inc.: Stephen Beatty, Managing Director. Toyota Motor Corporation: Minoru Tanaka, General Manager, Under Body Design Division. Department of Transport: Gerard McDonald, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of the recall of vehicles manufactured by the Toyota Motor Corporation.

Stephen Beatty made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 10:50 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:51 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Joseph Volpe moved, — That clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-442 be continued on June 3 from 9:00 – 11:00, or if witnesses are confirmed on that date, that a special meeting be called on June 2, 2010 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


At 10:55 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Bonnie Charron
Clerk of the Committee

2010/06/01 3:21 p.m.