Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications
Issue 18 - Minutes of Proceedings
OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 27, 2001
The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and
Communications met this day at 9:31 a.m., in room 256, Centre
Block, the Chair, the Honourable Lise Bacon, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators
Adams, Bacon, Biron, Callbeck, Gill, LaPierre, Oliver and
In attendance: Martin Brennan, Special Advisor to the
Committee and Joseph Dion, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on
November 6, 2001, the committee proceeded to study Bill C-34.
(See Issue No. 17, Tuesday, November 20, 2001 and Wednesday,
November 21, 2001 for full text of the Order of Reference.)
From the Canadian Maritime Law Association:
William Moreira, Vice-President, Atlantic;
Donald Morrison, President, Canadian Shipowners Association;
Shane Foreman, Manager, Policy and Research, Canadian
From the Railway Association of Canada:
Chris Jones, Director, Federal-Provincial Government Liaison;
Gérald Gauthier, Director, Industry Liaison.
The witnesses made a presentation and answered questions.
The Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Canadian
Shipowners Association and the Railway Association of Canada
submitted a brief.
It was agreed - That the Committee proceeded to the
clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-34.
It was agreed - That the title stand postponed.
It was agreed - That clause 1 stand postponed.
It was agreed - That clauses 2 to 22 carry.
It was agreed - That clauses 23 to 32 carry.
It was agreed - That clauses 33 to 45 carry.
It was agreed - That clauses 46 to 63 carry.
It was agreed - That clauses 64 to 70 carry.
It was agreed - That clauses 71 to 73 carry.
It was agreed - That clause 1 carry.
It was agreed - That the Title carry.
It was agreed - That the Bill be adopted without amendment.
At 10:47, the committee proceeded in camera to discuss
It was agreed - That the Chair report the Bill, as adopted, with
observations, to the Senate.
At 11:01 a.m., It was agreed - That the committee adjourn to
the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee