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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 136
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 10:58 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
Department of Transport
• Kevin Brosseau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security
• Michael DeJong, Director General, Multimodal and Road Safety Programs
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
• Vicky Kyriaco, General Manager and Chief Administrative Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of bus passenger safety.

Kevin Brosseau made a statement and, with Michael DeJong, answered questions.

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Vicky Kyriaco made a statement and answered questions.

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

At 12:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Drone Delivery Canada
• Tony Di Benedetto, Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on Drone Delivery Canada.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.


Tom Kmiec moved, — That the Committee undertake a study on allowing Canadians to bring their legally owned, American-registered and plated passenger vehicles into Canada for a defined temporary period, in the same manner that American citizens may do in Canada, without having to pay any taxes, duties or importation fees; that the Committee report its findings to the House no later than 90 sitting days following adoption of this motion; that the Committee make recommendations on actions the Government of Canada should undertake to adopt a border control system that allows for the temporary use of American-plated vehicles by Canadian citizens; that no less than two meetings of the Committee be dedicated to this study; and that the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to its report.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned and that 15 minutes be put aside on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, to discuss Tom Kmiec’s motion.

Questioning of the witness resumed.

At 12:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee