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Meeting No. 10
Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met in camera at 11:14 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Mervin Tweed, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Robert Carrier, Ed Fast, Brian Jean, Mario Laframboise, John Maloney, Brian Masse, Bev Shipley, Mervin Tweed, Hon. Joseph Volpe and Jeff Watson.


Acting Members present: Brent St. Denis for Paul Zed.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: John Christopher, Analyst. Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities: Maxime Ricard, Committee Clerk.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee start clause-by-clause study of Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Marine Act, the Canada Transportation Act, the Pilotage Act and other Acts in consequence, on Thursday, February 7, 2008, and ask for written submissions from additional groups, who could also appear during the first hour of the meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 or during the first hour of the meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2008.


It was agreed, — That subject to the completion of the clause-by-clause study of Bill C-23, Senior Officials from the Department of Transport appear on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, with respect to the current status of navigation protection of the Canadian waterways including their governance and use and the operation of the current Navigable Waters Protection Act.


At 11:52 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Bibiane Ouellette
Clerk of the Committee

2008/02/25 9:17 a.m.