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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 143
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 10:59 a.m. to 12:46 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

• Marilène Gill (Bloc Québécois)
Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee remain in public session for the discussion of recommendations to be proposed to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
• Glenn Davis, Vice-President, Policy
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Ryan Greer, Senior Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy
Town of Anchor Point
• Gerry Gros, Mayor
Municipality of Gros-Mecatina
• Randy Jones, Mayor
Town of Channel-Port aux Basques
• Jim Lane, Councillor
• John Spencer, Mayor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Canadian transportation and logistics strategy.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

Motion

Matt Jeneroux moved, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Rural Economic Development to appear before the Committee no later than Friday, June 7, 2019, to appear on her mandate letter.

Debate arose thereon.

At 11:40 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:42 a.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “no later than Friday, June 7, 2019,” with the words “before the end of the session”.

The question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Robert Aubin, Vance Badawey, Kelly Block, Ken Hardie, Gudie Hutchings, Angelo Iacono, Matt Jeneroux, Ron Liepert, Churence Rogers — 9;

NAYS: — 0.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Committee invite the Minister of Rural Economic Development to appear before the Committee, before the end of the session, to appear on her mandate letter.

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce
• Glenn Davis, Vice-President, Policy
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Ryan Greer, Senior Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy
Town of Anchor Point
• Gerry Gros, Mayor
Municipality of Gros-Mecatina
• Randy Jones, Mayor
Town of Channel-Port aux Basques
• Jim Lane, Councillor
• John Spencer, Mayor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Canadian transportation and logistics strategy.

Questioning of witnesses resumed.

At 12:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That a proposed supplementary budget in the amount of $14,715, for the study of the Canadian transportation and logistics strategy, be adopted.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 11, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of the subject matter of Clauses 225 to 279 (Part 4, Divisions 11 and 12) of Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures.

Motion

Kelly Block moved, — That the following draft amendment be sent to the Standing Committee on Finance as a recommendation:

That Bill C-97, in Clause 226, be amended

(a) by replacing lines 2 and 3 on page 156 with the following:

“2 The purpose of this Act is to ensure that the provision of pilotage services under regulated monopoly is done in accordance with the”

(b) by replacing lines 12 and 13 on page 156 with the following:

“(b.1) that pilotage services be provided in a manner that is responsive to the needs of users and that promotes continuous improvement in service delivery;

(b.2) that transparency and accountability be achieved in all aspects of pilotage services;

(c) that risk management tools be used effectively and that there be optimal use of new technologies consistent with the safety of navigation”.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 6.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the Committee have the following motions from Kelly Block deemed moved:

That the following draft amendment be sent to the Standing Committee on Finance as a recommendation: That Bill C-97, in Clause 238, be amended by deleting lines 1 to 4 on page 160.

That the following draft amendment be sent to the Standing Committee on Finance as a recommendation: That Bill C-97, in Clause 240, be amended by deleting lines 20 to 25 on page 163.

That the following draft amendment be sent to the Standing Committee on Finance as a recommendation: That Bill C-97, in Clause 255, be amended by deleting lines 13 to 16 on page 200.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the motions be considered as one question.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 3; NAYS: 6.

Motion

Robert Aubin moved, — That the following draft amendment be sent to the Standing Committee on Finance as a recommendation: That Bill C-97 be amended by deleting section 12, clauses 270 to 279.

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

Motion

Vance Badawey moved, — That the Chair write a letter to the Chair of Standing Committee on Finance to thank him for the opportunity to consider the subject matter of clauses 225 to 279 (Divisions 11 and 12) of Bill C-97, to inform him of the meetings held on this matter and to advise him that the Committee, as a whole, does not have any recommendations or amendments to propose.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of the temporary use in Canada, by Canadians, of American-plated vehicles

It was agreed, — that a draft letter expressing the Committee’s support of the testimony heard from Transport Canada on the study of the temporary use in Canada, by Canadians, of American-plated vehicles be considered at the meeting of Thursday, May 16, 2019.

At 12:46 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee