Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

First Session Thirty-seventh Parliament, 2001-02

Chair: The Honourable LISE BACON

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Issue No. 23

Fifth and sixth meetings on:

The examination of issues facing the intercity busing industry


Morning meeting

From the Department of Transport / Nova Scotia:

Don Stonehouse, Manager, Transportation Policy;

Bernie Swan, Transportation Policy Analyst.

From Transport 2000 Atlantic:

John Pearce, Executive Director.

From the SMT/Acadian Lines:

Bob Odell, General Manager;

Mike Melanson, Director of Operations.

From the Atlantic Tours Gray Line:

Denis Campbell, Vice-President.

Afternoon meeting

From Trius Tours Ltd.:

George Brookins, Owner.

From DRL:

John Harding, Assistant General Manager.

From the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia:

Brian Hicks, IT Coordinator.

From the Ecology Action Centre:

Stephanie Sodero, TRAX Coordinator, Active and Safe Routes to School Coordinator;

Alexandra Fischer, TRAX Coordinator, Active and Safe Routes to School Coordinator.

From the Senior Federation of Prince Edward Island:

Olive Bryanton, Coordinator.

From the Senior College of Prince Edward Island:

Ron Irving, President.

From the Seniors Active Living Centre:

Connie Auld, President.

From the Canadian Pensioners Concerned — Nova Scotia:

Joan Lay, President.


The Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair

The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Adams, Biron, *Carstairs, (or Robichaud, P.C.), Callbeck, Eyton, Forrestall, Gustafson, Jaffer, LaPierre, * Lynch-Staunton, (or Kinsella), Phalen

*Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

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