Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue 9 - Minutes of Proceedings


VANCOUVER, Tuesday, March 13, 2007
(29)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 9 a.m., in the Park Ballroom C, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, the Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Bacon, Dawson, Eyton, Mercer, Tkachuk and Zimmer (7).

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament, Allison Padova, Analyst.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 11, 2006, the committee continued its consideration on the containerized freight traffic handled by Canada's ports. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)

WITNESSES:

Vancouver Port Authority:

Captain Gordon Houston, President and CEO.

Fraser River Port Authority:

Captain Allan Domaas, President and CEO.

West Coast Container Freight Handlers Association:

Kevin Ouellette, President;

David Peacock, Vice-President and General Manager, Westran Intermodal;

Rick Cowan, Vice-President, Euroasia Transload;

Fraser Surrey Docks:

Ross Hanson, Executive Vice-President.

Capt. Houston and Capt. Domaas each made opening statements and answered questions.

At 10:36 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10:45 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Ouellette made an opening statement and tabled a brief.

Mr. Hanson made an opening statement.

Together, the witnesses answered questions.

At 12:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


VANCOUVER, Tuesday, March 13, 2007
(30)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 2:01 p.m., in the Park Ballroom C, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, the Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Bacon, Dawson, Eyton, Mercer, Tkachuk and Zimmer (7).

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament, Allison Padova, Analyst.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 11, 2006, the committee continued its consideration on the containerized freight traffic handled by Canada's ports. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)

WITNESSES:

City of Moose Jaw:

His Worship Dale McBain, Mayor.

Saskatchewan AgriVision Corp.:

C.M. (Red) Williams, President.

Campbell Agri Business Strategists:

Doug Campbell.

Greater Vancouver Gateway Council:

Bob Wilds, Managing Director.

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada:

Paul Evans, Co-CEO.

BC Trucking Association:

Paul Landry, CEO.

Mr. Campbell, Mr. McBain and Mr. Williams each made opening statements and answered questions.

Mr. Wilds and Mr. Evans each made opening statements and answered questions.

At 4:20 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:25 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Landry made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 5:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


VANCOUVER, Wednesday, March 14, 2007
(31)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 9:02 a.m., in the Arbutus room, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, the Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Bacon, Dawson, Eyton, Mercer, Tkachuk and Zimmer (7).

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament, Allison Padova, Analyst.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 11, 2006, the committee continued its consideration on the containerized freight traffic handled by Canada's ports. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)

WITNESSES:

DP World Vancouver:

Cliff Stewart, Vice-President, Operations.

TSI Terminal Systems Inc.:

Morley Strachan, Vice-president, Operations and Business Development.

Western Transportation Advisory Council:

Ruth Sol, President.

Lisa Baratta, Manager, Corporate Services.

As an individual:

David Colledge, Colledge Transportation Consulting, Inc.

Mr. Stewart and Mr. Stachan each made opening statements and, together, answered questions.

At 11:12 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:26 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Sol, Ms. Baratta and Mr. Colledge each made opening statements and, together, answered questions.

At 12:40 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


VANCOUVER, Wednesday, March 14, 2007
(32)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 2:05 p.m., in the Arbutus room, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, the Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Bacon, Dawson, Eyton, Mercer, Tkachuk and Zimmer (7).

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament, Allison Padova, Analyst.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, May 11, 2006, the committee continued its consideration on the containerized freight traffic handled by Canada's ports. (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)

WITNESSES:

International Longshore and Warehouse Union:

Tom Dufresne, President.

Vancouver Container Truckers Association:

Paul Uppal, Business Agent;

Pete Smith, National Representative, CAW.

Corporation of Delta:

Her Worship Lois Jackson, Mayor;

Ian Radnidge, Director of Engineering.

City of Prince George:

His Worship Colin Kinsley, Mayor.

TransLink (Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority):

Robert Paddon, Vice-President.

Mr. Smith made an opening statement and, together with Mr. Uppal and Mr. Dufresne, answered questions.

Ms. Jackson, Mr. Kinsley and Mr. Paddon each made opening statements and answered questions.

At 5:20 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee


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