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Meeting No. 27
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met at 11:09 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Merv Tweed, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dennis Bevington, Lois Brown, Sukh Dhaliwal, Roger Gaudet, Michel Guimond, Brian Jean, Colin Mayes, Brad Trost and Merv Tweed.


Acting Members present: Bonnie Crombie for Hon. John McCallum, Phil McColeman for Jeff Watson and Borys Wrzesnewskyj for Hon. Gerry Byrne.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher.


Witnesses: Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Brock Carlton, Chief Executive Officer; Gabriel Miller, Director, Government and Media Relations . Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities: Dale Harvey, Assistant Executive Director.

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

Brian Jean moved, — That the Committe adopt all amendments previously adopted in former Bill C-37 and begin study of Bill C-20, An Act to Amend the National Capital Act and Other Acts, at Clause 10.2, the point at which former Bill C-37 was halted.


The Chair ruled the motion inadmissible because it contravenes Standing Order 75.(1).


On motion of Sukh Dhaliwal, it was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $18 814, for the Committee’s travel to La Pocatière, Quebec, in the Fall of 2010, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Liaison Committee.


It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee be authorized to make the necessary arrangements to provide working meals for the Committee at meetings between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


It was agreed, — That the Minister's appearance on October 28, 2010, be televised.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motions adopted by the Committee on April 29 and October 7, 2010, the Committee resumed its study of the Government of Canada's deadline of March 31, 2011, for completion of Projects under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund and the Recreational Infrastructure Canada Program.

Brock Carlton and Dale Harvey made statements and, with Gabriel Miller, answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That due to a number of unconfirmed appearances for the meetings on Thursday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 26, that the invited witnesses be re-grouped and/or re-scheduled, and that Bills C-509, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), and Bill C-20, An Act to amend the National Capital Act and other Acts, be scheduled instead if space allows on the agendas for those meetings.


At 12:49 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Bonnie Charron
Clerk of the Committee

2010/10/21 4:32 p.m.