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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 45
Monday, January 9, 2023, 3:32 p.m. to 4:31 p.m.
Peter Schiefke, Chair (Liberal)

• Chandra Arya for Churence Rogers (Liberal)
• Luc Berthold for Chris Lewis (Conservative)
• Garnett Genuis for Leslyn Lewis (Conservative)
• Melissa Lantsman for Leslyn Lewis (Conservative)
• Julie Vignola for Xavier Barsalou-Duval (Bloc Québécois)
House of Commons
• Vanessa Davies, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the committee commenced consideration of the request by five members of the committee to undertake a study of travel delays and the treatment of air and rail passengers.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee commit to undertake special meetings to study the travel disruptions that occurred during the December 2022 -January 2023 holiday period with a view of understanding why the disruptions occurred, holding those responsible accountable and identifying what actions are being taken to avoid a recurrence of the problems in the future; that, as part of the study, air passenger advocates, affected travellers, Sunwing, Air Canada, and WestJet, the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver airport authorities, Via Rail and CN rail, the Canadian Transportation Agency, Transport Canada and the Minister of Transport be invited to testify; and that, in consultation with the committee members, the Chair be empowered to coordinate the resources and scheduling necessary to hold the first special meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2023, and that the testimony recorded at the special meeting become part of the committee’s ongoing study of air passenger protection regulations.

At 4:29 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Committee clerk