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View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair. I also want to thank my colleagues for welcoming me to this committee.
Thank you so much. I am replacing Mr. McGuinty, who had urgent family reasons not to be here.
I want to welcome the witnesses appearing before us today.
I have a question about the Administrative Monetary Penalty Regulations and about some other regulations.
Would you say that your ability to conduct audits has improved since the 2013 report? Are you really getting results?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
He was concerned about the lack of enforcement, as I read in his report. For enforcement, companies must have an obligation to send you the information. Otherwise, he said, it's not very effective. Is this enforcement really enhanced?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
Can I ask you for a concrete example? I am thinking of VIA Rail because it's a company I really like. VIA Rail was not audited between 2010 and 2013. Have any audits been carried out since 2013?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
So an audit has been carried out since 2013. I am not talking about a simple inspection, but an actual audit.
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
Thank you.
The statistics on the number of inspectors seem a bit worrisome to me. Your deputy minister, Louis Lévesque, also used to be my deputy minister. Could you say hello to him for me? I admire him very much.
He testified before this committee on March 10, 2015. I was not in attendance, but I read the transcript. He said: “On the transportation of dangerous goods and rail safety, we currently have, as of the end of December, 117 rail safety oversight personnel...”. I believe our chair said that there were 116 of them when the Lac-Mégantic incident happened. That's only one more employee. The statistic is clear, as it came from the deputy minister. You understand why we are worried.
What happened in Lac-Mégantic was a huge disaster, and 47 lives were wiped out. Have all the financial costs of that disaster been estimated, including the cost of cleanup and rebuilding? Can a figure be put on it?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
In other countries when a catastrophe happens they are able to put a number on it. Is there somebody responsible for assessing the amount of money that it represents?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
When I went to Fukushima, there was an assessment done. It was questionable, but at least they had the magnitude. I wonder if this committee has investigated.... Somebody is responsible for assessing the amount of money it represents. It's important for this country to know.
It is massive, after all. I don't know whether this is true, but according to the deputy minister, one inspector has been added. However, the Auditor General has noted many shortcomings and asked that the regulations be strengthened. You are telling us that you have strengthened the regulations, but that you need resources to implement them. In this case, one of the indicators is definitely the number of inspectors. According to the deputy minister, one inspector has been added since 2013.
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
I don't understand why the deputy was so clear, yet today you say it is very complicated. I'm a bit lost because it's essential to know how many inspectors we have. Did you say you increased by 24?
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Lib. (QC)
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, Monsieur Laurent, Madame Bissonnette, Madam Maboungou, and Madam Molnar. Thank you so much for being with us.
In our eight minutes can we discuss the way in which the federal government may be a better partner for you? Is there something we should improve?
Ms. Bissonnette, you talked about apprentices.
Is that an area we can have an impact on?
Is there anything we can do to help you, as far as apprentices are concerned?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
What should we do exactly?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
Are you referring to federal or provincial assistance?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
Madam Molnar, do you have a comment on that?
View Stéphane Dion Profile
Lib. (QC)
Is it your sense that it should be provincial? Or do you care whether it's provincial or federal as long as it's done?
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Lib. (QC)
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