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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 70
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 9:32 a.m. to 7:10 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

• Hon. Michael D. Chong for Alain Rayes (Conservative)
• Joël Godin for Luc Berthold (Conservative)
• Hon. Lisa Raitt for Kelly Block (Conservative)
• David Yurdiga for Kelly Block (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Olivier Champagne, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Zackery Shaver, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
• Alexandre Lavoie, Analyst
• Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
Department of Transport
• Helena Borges, Associate Deputy Minister
• Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director
• Brigitte Diogo, Director General, Rail Safety
Department of Industry
• Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy
Competition Bureau
• Anthony Durocher, Deputy Commissioner, Monopolistic Practices Directorate
• Melissa Fisher, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Mergers Directorate
Air Transport Association of Canada
• John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Federation of Musicians
• Francine Schutzman, President, Local 180, Musicians Association of Ottawa-Gatineau
• Allistair Elliott, International Representative, Canada
International Air Transport Association
• Douglas Lavin, Vice-President, Members and External Relations, North America
Northern Air Transport Association
• Glenn Priestley, Executive Director
Air Transat
• George Petsikas, Senior Director, Government and Industry Affairs, Transat A.T. Inc.
• Bernard Bussières, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Transat A.T. Inc.
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
• Neil Parry, Vice-President, Service Delivery
Canadian Automobile Association
• Jeff Walker, Chief Strategy Officer, National Office
National Airlines Council of Canada
• Massimo Bergamini, President and Chief Executive Officer
Flight Claim Canada
• Jacob Charbonneau, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Meriem Amir, Legal Advisor
Air Passenger Rights
• Gábor Lukács, Founder and Coordinator
Canadian Airports Council
• Daniel-Robert Gooch, President
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, June 19, 2017, the Committee resumed 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.

The Minister made a statement and, with Helena Borges, answered questions.

The Committee observed a moment of silence in memory of Arnold Chan, M.P.

The Minister, with Helena Borges, answered questions.

At 11:31 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Melissa Fisher and Ryan Greer made statements and Mark Schaan and Anthony Durocher answered questions.

At 12:11 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:44 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Ryan Greer, Melissa Fisher, Mark Schaan and Melissa Durocher answered questions.

At 1:22 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:00 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed supplementary budget in the amount of $ 11,500, for the study 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, be adopted.

At 2:22 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:27 p.m., the sitting resumed in a public and televised session.

• Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
Department of Transport
• Helena Borges, Associate Deputy Minister
• Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director
• Brigitte Diogo, Director General, Rail Safety
Department of Industry
• Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy
Competition Bureau
• Anthony Durocher, Deputy Commissioner, Monopolistic Practices Directorate
• Melissa Fisher, Associate Deputy Commissioner, Mergers Directorate
Air Transport Association of Canada
• John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Federation of Musicians
• Francine Schutzman, President, Local 180, Musicians Association of Ottawa-Gatineau
• Allistair Elliott, International Representative, Canada
International Air Transport Association
• Douglas Lavin, Vice-President, Members and External Relations, North America
Northern Air Transport Association
• Glenn Priestley, Executive Director
Air Transat
• George Petsikas, Senior Director, Government and Industry Affairs, Transat A.T. Inc.
• Bernard Bussières, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, Transat A.T. Inc.
Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
• Neil Parry, Vice-President, Service Delivery
Canadian Automobile Association
• Jeff Walker, Chief Strategy Officer, National Office
National Airlines Council of Canada
• Massimo Bergamini, President and Chief Executive Officer
Flight Claim Canada
• Jacob Charbonneau, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Meriem Amir, Legal Advisor
Air Passenger Rights
• Gábor Lukács, Founder and Coordinator
Canadian Airports Council
• Daniel-Robert Gooch, President
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, June 19, 2017, the Committee resumed 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.

Douglas Lavin, Glenn Priestley, Allistair Elliott and John McKenna made statements and, with Francine Schutzman, answered questions.

At 3:42 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Bernard Bussières, Neil Parry, Jeff Walker and Massimo Bergamini made statements and, with George Petsikas, answered questions.

At 5:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:47 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Jacob Charbonneau, Daniel-Robert Gooch and Gábor Lukács made statements and answered questions.

At 7:10 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee