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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 14
Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 3:34 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.
Vance Badawey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association
• Bruce Rodgers, Executive Director
• Julia Kuzeljevich, Public Affairs Manager
Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research
• Samantha Anderton, Executive Director
• Andrew Petrou, Chairman of the Board
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
• Ian Clarke, Chief Financial Officer
• Hillary Marshall, Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations and Communications
• Ray Bohn, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Jonathan Bagg, Director, Stakeholder and Industry Relations
Pascan inc.
• Julian Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Yani Gagnon, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Porter Airlines Inc.
• Robert J. Deluce, Executive Chairman
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, October 29, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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


Stephanie Kusie moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities study the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline; that this study focus on (a) the devastating loss of jobs and investment across Canada in all sectors that supply the energy sector, (b) the environmental impact of the United States purchasing foreign oil from nations with terrible environmental records, and (c) the impact the cancellation of this project will have on Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19; that the committee invite relevant witnesses, including representatives of industries and workers affected, as well as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Natural Resources, the Minister of International Trade and the Minister of Environment and Climate Change; that the Ministers appear separately for not less than two hours each; that these meetings be televised; that six meetings be allocated for this study; and that following this study a report with recommendations be presented to the House of Commons.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Michael Kram, Stephanie Kusie, Doug Shipley, Gerald Soroka — 4;

NAYS: Taylor Bachrach, Xavier Barsalou-Duval, Chris Bittle, Fayçal El-Khoury, Helena Jaczek, Churence Rogers, Maninder Sidhu — 7.

At 5:35 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee