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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 62
Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11:01 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

• Bob Bratina for Ken Hardie (Liberal)
• Gérard Deltell for Luc Berthold (Conservative)
• Neil R. Ellis for Sean Fraser (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Lavoie, Analyst
• Zackery Shaver, Analyst
Aéroports de Montréal
• Pierre-Paul Pharand, Vice-President, Airport Operations, Infrastructure and Air Services Development
• Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of aviation safety.

Philippe Rainville made a statement and, with Pierre-Paul Pharand, by videoconference from Montréal, Quebec, answered questions.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

It was agreed, — That recommendations for the aviation safety report be sent to the Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee proceed to sit in public.

At 12:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:21 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Motion

Vance Badawey moved, — That the Committee meet from Monday, September 11, 2017, to Thursday, September 14, 2017, inclusively, for the purpose of the consideration of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation, and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, provided that the order of reference is received prior to the adjournment of the House for the summer; and, that each party send their lists of proposed witnesses for the purposes of this study to the Clerk of the Committee by Tuesday, August 1, 2017; and that the Chair be empowered to coordinate the necessary witnesses, resources, and scheduling to complete this task.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 1.

Motion

Kelly Block moved, — That the Committee immediately write a letter to the Minister of Transport, with the Government House Leader in carbon copy, requesting that the measures contained in Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, be split into the following parts: rail shipping, rail safety, air and marine, in order to facilitate expedited scrutiny of those measures in C-49 that are designed to address the measures in C-30 which are due to sunset on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

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

Motion

Vance Badawey moved, — That the Committee resume its study on Smart Cities by holding an additional four meetings, with specific focus on synergies that the Federal Government’s infrastructure investments could provide in order to support other levels of government, as they undertake integrated land use planning, asset management, and sustainable funding projects, and that the Chair shall be empowered to coordinate the necessary witnesses, resources and scheduling to complete this task.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee