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Meeting No. 32
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met in a televised session at 8:45 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Larry Miller, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Peter Braid, Ed Komarnicki, Hoang Mai, David J. McGuinty, Larry Miller, Isabelle Morin, Mike Sullivan, Lawrence Toet, Jeff Watson and Wai Young.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Zachary Alaoui, Analyst; Allison Padova, Analyst.


Witnesses: Air Line Pilots Association, International: Dan Adamus, President, Canada Board; Mark Rogers, Director, Dangerous Goods Program. Air Canada Pilots Association: Craig Blandford, President; Ed Bunoza, Chair, Flight Safety Division. Air Transport Association of Canada: John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer; Michael Skrobica, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, November 18, 2013, the Committee resumed its study of the review of the Canadian transportation safety regime: transportation of dangerous goods and safety management systems.

Dan Adamus, Mark Rogers, Craig Blandford and John McKenna made statements and, with Ed Bunoza, answered questions.


Hoang Mai gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), in view of the fact that previous members of the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Community have asked to review any proposed regulatory changes, because the 2003 risk assessment has not been updated, and since critical documents including the 2001 Wokes report have not been made public, the Committee undertake a study on proposed flight attendant requirements by Transport Canada, which would allow Canadian airlines to reduce the number of flight attendants on flights, including the impacts of any regulatory change on the safety of passengers, particularly with regard to the “flip flop” rule which is an internationally unprecedented option; that every effort be made to ensure that the meetings be televised; and that the Committee report its results to the House of Commons.


At 9:35 a.m., Hoang Mai took the Chair.


At 9:40 a.m., Larry Miller took the Chair.


David J. McGuinty moved, — That the Auditor General of Canada appear on Thursday, June 12, 2014.


The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.


Jeff Watson moved, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.


The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.


At 10:43 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:44 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


It was agreed, — That the motion adopted on Thursday, May 29, 2014, to adopt the draft report be rescinded; and that the order for the presentation of the report to the House by the Chair be discharged.


At 10:49 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Philippe Grenier-Michaud
Clerk of the Committee

2014-06-17 3:19 p.m.