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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 135
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:48 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

Churence Rogers moved, — That, in light of the Committee not travelling to Atlantic Canada and Quebec, the Committee conduct no less than four meetings to continue its study of the Canadian transportation and logistics strategy with witnesses from both Atlantic Canada and Quebec and that the Chair be empowered to coordinate the necessary witnesses and schedule.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Matt Jeneroux moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “no less than four” with the words “no more than two”.

The question was put on the amendment of Matt Jeneroux and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 5.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 3.

Motion

Kelly Block moved, — That given the recent tragedies involving the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and the ongoing investigations, the Committee undertake a study of four meetings in regards to Transport Canada’s aircraft certification process including, but not limited to, the nature of Transport Canada’s relationship to the Federal Aviation Administration and other certifying bodies as well as the role of airplane manufacturers in the certification process.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 5.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Sgt Trent Entwistle, Manager, National Collision Reconstruction Program
• Supt Jamie Solesme, Director of Policy and Programs, National Criminal Operations
Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board
• Kathleen Fox, Chair
• Kirby Jang, Director, Rail and Pipeline Investigations
• Jean L. Laporte, Chief Operating Officer
Canadian Paediatric Society
• Dr. Daniel Rosenfield, Paediatric Emergency Physician
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 1, 2018, the Committee commenced its study of bus passenger safety.

Kathleen Fox and Jamie Solesme made statements and, with Trent Entwistle, answered questions.

At 11:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Daniel Rosenfield, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

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).

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: "Supporting Canada’s Flight Schools".

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 or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12-point font, left aligned, single-spaced and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than Thursday, April 4, 2019.

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

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

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

It was agreed, — That the next study on the Committee’s agenda be the Canadian transportation and logistics strategy (Atlantic Canada and Quebec), followed by the study of passenger rail service.

It was agreed, — That each party submit their prioritized witness list, including contact information, for the study of Canadian transportation and logistics strategy (Atlantic Canada and Quebec) to the Clerk of the Committee before end of day Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

At 12:48 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee