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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 6
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 3:30 p.m. to 6:01 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Vance Badawey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Daniel Farrelly, Analyst
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
• Hon. Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport
Department of Transport
• Aaron McCrorie, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security
• David Turnbull, Director, National Aircraft Certification
Air Canada
• Murray Strom, Vice-President, Flight Operations
Sunwing Airlines
• Capt John Hudson, Acting Director, Flight Operations
WestJet Airlines Ltd.
• Scott Wilson, Vice-President, Flight Operations
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, February 20, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the aircraft certification process.

The minister made a statement and, with David Turnbull, answered questions.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Murray Strom, Scott Wilson and John Hudson made statements and answered questions.

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

At 5:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Motion

Taylor Bachrach moved, — That the committee formally request that representatives from The Boeing Company appear before the committee with regard to the on-going study concerning the aircraft certification process.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Xavier Barsalou-Duval moved, — That the meeting be televised.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Xavier Barsalou-Duval and it was agreed to.

Amendment

Taylor Bachrach moved, — That Boeing be invited for March 26.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Taylor Bachrach and it was agreed to.

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

Motion

Todd Doherty moved, — That, the committee extend its current study on the aircraft certification process two additional meetings that shall be held subsequent to March 24, 2020, to allow for the committee to hear additional witness testimony.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Chris Bittle moved, — That the motion be amended by adding before the words “two additional meetings” the following: “up to”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Chris Bittle and it was agreed to.

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

Motion

Churence Rogers moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(1)(a) the committee commit to undertake a study on the Gax Tax Fund and examine this 10-year old agreement with municipalities that expires in 2024. The committee would examine whether the existing funding streams under the program are adequate, should be expanded, or provided with a sharper focus. The committee also will study how the Gas Tax Fund applies to Indigenous communities and whether that coverage is adequate.

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

Motion

Xavier Barsalou-Duval moved, — That the study relating to the relocation of CN rail traffic controllers in Montreal to Edmonton be the next study undertaken by the committee.

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

Motion

Churence Rogers moved, — That the study relating to the Gas Tax Fund, as adopted earlier today by the committee, be undertaken after the conclusion of the study relating to the relocation of CN rail traffic controllers in Montreal to Edmonton.

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

On motion of Scot Davidson, it was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee study the Canadian Aviation Regulations pertaining to flight crew fatigue management.

On motion of Scot Davidson, it was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee study train whistling at public grade crossings and the procedures for stopping train whistling within communities.

Motion

Luc Berthold moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(1), the committee request that Infrastructure Canada provide the full list of the more than 52,000 federal projects with approved and committed funding, under the Investing in Canada Plan, with all available details, title, stream delivery, program name, province or territory, municipality, the associated funding, and other available information, and that the list be provided to the committee by April 14, 2020.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Chris Bittle moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “by April 14, 2020” with the words “as soon as possible”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Chris Bittle and it was agreed to.

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

At 6:01 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Caroline Bosc
Clerk of the Committee