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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 28
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 6:35 p.m. to 8:39 p.m.
Vance Badawey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada
• John Gamble, President and Chief Executive Officer
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
• Garth Frizzell, President and Councillor, City of Prince George
• Matt Gemmel, Director, Policy and Research
National Trade Contractors Council of Canada
• Sandra Skivsky, Chair
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 targeted infrastructure investment.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 7:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:06 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That in light of the numerous rail disasters that have occurred since the Committee last studied rail safety in 2016, and given projected increases in the volumes of dangerous goods transported through some regions of Canada, the committee commit to a follow-up study focusing on Canadian rail safety, including but not limited to the transport of dangerous goods, emergency response capacity and efficacy, and labour conditions for workers in the sector; that the study identify measures that can be taken by the federal government to improve rail safety; that the study consider impacts on the surrounding communities in which they operate; that the committee include the evidence and documentation from its study on the Follow-up Audit on Rail Safety; and that the study conclude in four meetings or fewer.

At 8:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee