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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 56
Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 11:02 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.
Peter Schiefke, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
As an individual
• Dr. JoAnn Jaffe, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Studies, University of Regina
• Dr. Adele Perry, Distinguished Professor, History and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Manitoba
Bus Carriers Federation
• Pierre Maheux, Administrator
DRL Coachlines Ltd.
• Jason Roberts, General Manager
Union des municipalités du Québec
• Daniel Côté, President
• Samuel Roy, Policy Coordinator
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, February 3, 2022, the committee resumed its study of inter-city transport by bus in Canada.

JoAnn Jaffe, Pierre Maheux, Jason Roberts, Daniel Côté and Adele Perry made statements and, with Samuel Roy, answered questions.

At 12:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:38 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the committee undertake a study of the government’s proposed high frequency rail (HFR) project between Quebec City and Toronto, as well as the projects of high frequency train between Calgary and Banff, and between Calgary and Edmonton, examining the advantages and disadvantages of the various options, including high frequency rail (HFR), in terms of ridership, route, stations, connectivity and cost. That the committee hold a minimum of four meetings on this study.

It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study on safety concerns related to the operation of small towing vessels on Canada’s west coast, and that the committee allocate a minimum of four meetings to this study.

It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study focusing how to create communities that are more resilient and sustainable in the face of climate change (infrastructure and housing), including the implementation of more resilient infrastructure and building products, and that the committee allocate a minimum of six meetings for this study.

At 12:43 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Carine Grand-Jean
Clerk of the committee