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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 7
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 3:32 p.m. to 5:19 p.m.
Peter Schiefke, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability
• Vince Gagner, General Manager
Municipality of Terrasse-Vaudreuil
• Michel Bourdeau, Mayor
Railway Association of Canada
• Marc Brazeau, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Gregory Kolz, Director, Government Relations
Union of Canadian Transportation Employees
• Teresa Eschuk, National Vice-President
• Mike Martin, Policy Advisor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, January 31, 2022, the committee resumed its study of railway safety.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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


Melissa Lantsman moved, — That, pursuant to standing order 108(2) and in light of the presence of Russian vessels on Canada’s east coast and the violation of prohibited airspace by Russian aircraft, the committee immediately undertake a study of Canada’s preparedness to respond to Russian threats to Canadian waters, ports and airspace; that this study include two meetings; that the committee invite the Minister of Transport to appear, as well as other witnesses, at the request of the committee; and that the committee report its findings to the House.

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

At 5:19 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee