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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 62
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 11:04 a.m. to 1:04 p.m.
Peter Schiefke, Chair (Liberal)

• Francesco Sorbara for Vance Badawey (Liberal)
• Damien C. Kurek for Chris Lewis (Conservative)
• Scot Davidson for Mark Strahl (Conservative)
• Jean-Denis Garon for Xavier Barsalou-Duval (Bloc Québécois)
Library of Parliament
• Geneviève Gosselin, Analyst
• Alexandre Lafrenière, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

On motion of Scot Davidson, it was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake the study on the Canadian Aviation Regulations pertaining to aerodrome work, with particular focus on: (a) issues that have arisen when individuals and corporations use the pretense of building an aerodrome to lucratively dump fill without regard for municipal and provincial soil laws, including environmental and jurisdictional concerns; (b) the consultation process, including the obligation of proponents to notify interested parties, including municipalities and First Nations communities when aerodrome work is undertaken; (c) the scope of Transport Canada’s review of the Summary Report submitted prior to aerodrome work, including the power granted to the Minister to prohibit aerodrome activity; and (d) what opportunities exist for parties adversely affected by aerodrome developments to raise their concerns with Transport Canada and the responsible Minister.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, February 16, 2023, the committee commenced its study of subject matter of Supplementary Estimates (C), 2022-23: Votes 1c, 5c and 10c under Department of Transport, Vote 10c under Office of Infrastructure of Canada and Vote 1c under The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc.

• Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
Office of Infrastructure of Canada
• Michelle Baron, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services Branch
• Glenn Campbell, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Partnerships and Innovation
• Kelly Gillis, Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities
• Erin Lynch, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Communities and Infrastructure Programs
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2023-24: Vote 1 under Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Vote 1 under Canadian Transportation Agency, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of Transport, Vote 1 under Marine Atlantic Inc., Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Office of Infrastructure of Canada, Vote 1 under The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, Vote 1 under The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., Vote 1 under VIA HFR – VIA TGF Inc., Vote 1 under VIA Rail Canada Inc. and Vote 1 under Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, referred to the committee on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

Kelly Gillis made a statement and, with Erin Lynch, answered questions.

At 11:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:04 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Carine Grand-Jean
Clerk of the committee