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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 29
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 3:35 p.m. to 5:42 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Vance Badawey, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
Alaska - Alberta Railway Development Corporation
• Jean Paul Gladu, President, Canada
• Sean McCoshen, Founder and Chairman
As an individual
• Shoshanna Saxe, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
Canadian Urban Transit Association
• Marco D'Angelo, President and Chief Executive Officer
City of Sept-Îles
• Réjean Porlier, Mayor
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.

Motion

Stephanie Kusie moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(1)(a), an order of this committee do issue for a copy of all relevant documents relating to the agreement signed with ITC holdings regarding the Lake Erie Connector, including, but not limited to, the agreement itself, all correspondence between ITC Holdings and the CIB, any appendices, terms of a repayment schedule, the Bank’s evaluation of the project and any other relevant documents in an unredacted form within 20 days of the adoption of this order.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Andy Fillmore moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing all the words after “That” with the words “the committee invite Ehren Cory, the CEO of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, to appear before the committee to discuss the Lake Eerie corridor and full transparency and open communication with this committee”.

Debate arose thereon.

By unanimous consent, the amendment was withdrawn.

Amendment

Andy Fillmore moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “in an unredacted form” with the words “and that the production of documents be consistent with relevant legislation concerning confidentiality”.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the amendment of Andy Fillmore and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Fayçal El-Khoury, Andy Fillmore, Angelo Iacono, Helena Jaczek, Churence Rogers — 5;

NAYS: Taylor Bachrach, Xavier Barsalou-Duval, Michael Kram, Stephanie Kusie, Doug Shipley, Gerald Soroka — 6.

Amendment

Taylor Bachrach moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “within 20 days of the adoption of this order” with the words “within 30 days of the adoption of this order and that the documents be reviewed for legality by the Parliamentary Law Clerk”.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the amendment of Taylor Bachrach and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Taylor Bachrach, Xavier Barsalou-Duval — 2;

NAYS: Fayçal El-Khoury, Andy Fillmore, Angelo Iacono, Helena Jaczek, Michael Kram, Stephanie Kusie, Churence Rogers, Doug Shipley, Gerald Soroka — 9.

At 5:42 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee