Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Issue 5 - Minutes of Proceedings
OTTAWA, Monday, November 8, 1999
The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day at 3:04 p.m., in Room 505, Victoria Building, the Chair, the Honourable Lise Bacon, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bacon, Christensen, Fairbairn, P.C., Finestone, P.C., Forrestall, LeBreton, Poulin and Roberge (8).
In attendance: Martin Brennan and Keith Miller, special advisors to the committee
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
From the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages:
Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages;
Gérard Finn, Director General, Policy Branch;
Michel Robichaud, Director General, Investigations Branch;
Richard Tardif, Senior Legal Counsel and Director, Legal Services.
From the Canadian Transportation Agency:
Gavin Currie, Director General, Air and Accessible Transportation Branch;
Claude Jacques, Director, Legal Services Directorate;
Mary-Jane Gravelle, Senior Analyst, Licensing and Charters Directorate.
From the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW):
Buzz Hargrove, President;
Peggy Nash, Assistant to the President;
Jim Stanford, Economist, Research Department;
Gary Fane, Transportation Director.
Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on October 14, 1999, the committee proceeded to study the order laid before the Senate on September 14, 1999, authorizing certain major air carriers and persons to negotiate and enter into any conditional agreement, pursuant to subsection 47(5) of the Canada Transportation Act. (See Issue No. 1, Tuesday, October 26, 1999 for full text of the Order of Reference.)
The witnesses each made a statement and answered questions from the members of the committee.
It was agreed, -- That the speech by Dr. Dyane Adam, Commissioner of Official Languages be filed with the Clerk of the Committee as Exhibit 5900-2.36/T1-S1-08-08.
It was agreed, -- That the Brief submitted by the Canadian Transportation Agency be filed with the Clerk of the Committee as Exhibit 5900-2.36/T1-S1-08-09.
It was agreed, -- That the Brief submitted by CAW/TCA be filed with the Clerk of the Committee as Exhibit 5900-2.36/T1-S1-08-10.
It was agreed, -- That the document submitted by CAW/TCA be filed with the Clerk of the Committee as Exhibit 5900-2.36/T1-S1-08-11.
At 6:50 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee