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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 97
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 3:22 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Nicole Sweeney, Analyst
As an individual
• Denis Gingras, Professor, Laboratory on Intelligent Vehicles, Université de Sherbrooke
• Scott Santens, Writer and Advocate of Unconditional Basic Income
Global UAV Technologies Ltd.
• Jeremy McCalla, Manager, Business Development and Operations
Grush Niles Strategic
• Bern Grush, Strategist, Autonomous Transit
QNX Software Systems Limited
• Grant Courville, Head, Product Management
• John Wall, Senior Vice-President
Unmanned Systems Canada
• Mark Aruja, Chairman of the Board
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, February 5, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of automated and connected vehicles in Canada.

At 3:22 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

Jeremy McCalla, Mark Aruja and Bern Grush made statements.

At 3:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:56 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Mark Aruja and Bern Grush answered questions.

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Denis Gingras, Scott Santens and John Wall made statements and, with Grant Courville, answered questions.

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:20 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the access to information request received by the Transportation Safety Board and communicated to the Committee on Tuesday, March 26, 2018, to which documents related to the Committee’s proceedings are not responsive, the Committee instruct the Clerk to authorize disclosure of said documents, provided that they may be redacted so as not to be prejudicial to the House, its committees or anyone who participated in the proceedings in question, with the understanding that they remain protected by parliamentary privilege.

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee