Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue 4 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 14, 1996
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met at 5:23 p.m. this day, the Chair, the Honourable Senator Lise Bacon, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Atkins, Bacon, Bonnell, Forrestall and Spivak. (6)

Other Senators present: The Honourable Senators Kelleher and Robichaud.

In attendance: Daniel J. Shaw, Research Officer, Research Branch, Library of Parliament; Michel Patrice, Legislative Clerk, Committees and Private Legislation Directorate.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

The committee proceeded to consider Bill S-7, An Act to dissolve the Nipissing and James Bay Railway Company.

WITNESSES:

From the Corporation of the City of North Bay:

Michael B. Burke, City Solicitor;

Leah Bowness, Law Student.

The witnesses made a statement and answered questions.

The Honourable Senator Bonnell moved that Bill S-7, An Act to dissolve the Nipissing and James Bay Railway Company, be reported without amendment.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The committee proceeded to meet in camera.

The Honourable Senator Spivak moved that the following budget application for the Subcommittee on Communications be approved for submission to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration subject to the granting by the Senate of authority to engage the services of personnel:

SUMMARY OF EXPENDITURES

Professional and Special Services $ 78,500

Transportation and Communications 15,200

All Other Expenditures 3,000

Total $ 96,700

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

At 5:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Timothy Ross Wilson

Clerk of the Committee