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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 133
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:04 a.m. to 12:58 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Colin Carrie moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study of two meetings on the government’s intent to amalgamate the Oshawa and Hamilton port authorities and that the study include: any consultations the government held with stakeholders, the business and governance model, its impact on the local economies and the province of Ontario as well as consultations with the municipalities involved, and that the Committee report its findings to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Robert Aubin, Colin Carrie, Matt Jeneroux, Ron Liepert — 4;

NAYS: Vance Badawey, Ken Hardie, Angelo Iacono, Churence Rogers, Gagan Sikand — 5.

Office of Infrastructure of Canada
• Nathalie Bertrand, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services
• Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities
Department of Transport
• Kevin Brosseau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security
• Michael Keenan, Deputy Minister
• André Lapointe, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
• Anuradha Marisetti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
• Jacques Fauteux, Director, Government and Community Relations
• Patricia Jasmin, Chief Financial Officer
Canadian Transportation Agency
• Manon Fillion, Secretary and Chief Corporate Officer
• Scott Streiner, Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
• Heather Grondin, Vice-President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
• Bryce Phillips, Chief Executive Officer
• Mike St. Amant, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.
• Claude Lachance, Senior Director, Administration
• Sandra Martel, Interim Chief Executive Officer


Office of Infrastructure of Canada
• Nathalie Bertrand, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services
• Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities
Department of Transport
• Kevin Brosseau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security
• Michael Keenan, Deputy Minister
• André Lapointe, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
• Anuradha Marisetti, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
• Jacques Fauteux, Director, Government and Community Relations
• Patricia Jasmin, Chief Financial Officer
Canadian Transportation Agency
• Manon Fillion, Secretary and Chief Corporate Officer
• Scott Streiner, Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
• Heather Grondin, Vice-President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
• Bryce Phillips, Chief Executive Officer
• Mike St. Amant, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.
• Claude Lachance, Senior Director, Administration
• Sandra Martel, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of the Interim Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Vote 1 under Canadian Transportation Agency, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20 under Department of Transport, Vote 1 under Marine Atlantic Inc., Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Office of Infrastructure of Canada, Vote 1 under The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., Vote 1 under VIA Rail Canada Inc. and Vote 1 under Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of the subject matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B), 2018-19: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b and 15b under Department of Transport, Vote 10b under Office of Infrastructure of Canada, Vote 1b under The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc, and Vote 1b under VIA Rail Canada Inc.


Michael Keenan, Kelly Gillis and Bryce Phillips made statements, and with Jacques Fauteux, Sandra Martel and Anuradha Marisetti, answered questions.

Motion

Matt Jeneroux moved, — That the Committee continue to question the witnesses on the subject matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B), 2018-19 and the subject matter of the Interim Estimates 2019-20 for the remainder of the meeting.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Robert Aubin, Colin Carrie, Matt Jeneroux, Ron Liepert — 4;

NAYS: Vance Badawey, Ken Hardie, Angelo Iacono, Churence Rogers, Gagan Sikand — 5.

It was agreed, — That the Committee continue to question witnesses on the Subject Matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B), 2018-19 and the Subject Matter of the Interim Estimates 2019-20 until 12:30 p.m.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:32 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of assessing the impact of aircraft noise in the vicinity of major Canadian airports.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report as amended be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: “Assessing the Impact of Aircraft Noise in the Vicinity of Major Canadian Airports”.

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting opinions be in Calibri 12-point font, left aligned, single lined spaced and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That the analysts and the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, issue a news release for publication on the Committee’s website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of challenges facing flight schools in Canada (M-177).

It was agreed, — That a draft outline for the report on the study of challenges facing fight schools in Canada be adopted.

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

It was agreed, — That each party submit their prioritized witness lists, including contact information, for the study of Canada’s requirements for passenger rail service to the Clerk of the Committee before end of day on Monday, March 25, 2019.

At 12:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee