Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98-99

Chair: The Honourable LISE BACON


Thursday, March 11, 1999

Issue No. 20

First and only meeting on: Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Carriage by Air Act to give effect to a Protocol to amend the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air and to give effect to the Convention, Supplementary to the Warsaw convention, for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air Performed by a Person Other than the Contracting Carrier

INCLUDING:
THE FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Article 104)
THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Budget)
THE THIRD REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Budget of the Special Study on Transportation Safety)
THE TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE (Bill S-23)


WITNESSES:

From Transport Canada:

Ms Valérie Dufour, Director, Air Policy;

Ms Elizabeth MacNab, Counsel, Legal Services.

From the Department of Justice:

Mr. Gilles Lauzon, General Counsel.

From the Department of National Defence:

Lieutenant Colonel Dominic McAlea, Director of Law, International Law, Office of the Judge Advocate General.

From the Air Transport Association of Canada:

Jeffrey Elliott, Vice-President, Policy and Strategic Planning.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair

The Honourable J. Michael Forrestall, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Buchanan, P.C., De Bané, P.C., Fitzpatrick, * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Johnson, Kenny, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella (acting)), Maheu, Poulin, Roberge, Rompkey, P.C., Spivak

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the Committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rompkey (October 1, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Rompkey substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Adams (November 5, 1998).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kenny substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Perrault (February 15, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fraser (March 11, 1999).