Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 16, 2007
(47)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 6:15 p.m., in room 256-S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable Lise Bacon, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Bacon, Cochrane, Dawson, Eyton, Merchant, Munson, Phalen, Segal, Tkachuk and Zimmer (11).

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 Wednesday, Mach 28, 2007, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (For complete text of Order of Reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 12.)

WITNESSES:

Transport Canada:

Helena Borges, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy;

Alain Langlois, Legal Counsel, Legal Services;

David Bailey, Director, National Air Services Policy.

Ms. Borges, Mr. Langlois and Mr. Bailey each made opening statements and, together, answered questions.

At 7:05 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:15 p.m., the committee resumed.

At 7:16 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:26 p.m., the committee resumed.

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-11.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1 carry.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry.

It was agreed that clause 4 carry.

It was agreed that clause 5 carry.

It was agreed that clause 6 carry.

It was agreed that clause 7 carry.

It was agreed that clause 8 carry.

It was agreed that clause 9 carry.

It was agreed that clause 10 carry.

It was agreed that clause 11 carry.

It was agreed that clause 12 carry.

It was agreed that clause 13 carry.

It was agreed that clause 14 carry.

It was agreed that clause 15 carry.

It was agreed that clause 16 carry.

It was agreed that clause 17 carry.

It was agreed that clause 18 carry.

It was agreed that clause 19 carry.

It was agreed that clause 20 carry.

It was agreed that clause 21 carry.

It was agreed that clause 22 carry.

It was agreed that clause 23 carry.

It was agreed that clause 24 carry.

It was agreed that clause 25 carry.

It was agreed that clause 26 carry.

It was agreed that clause 27 carry.

It was agreed that clause 28 carry.

The Chair asked whether clause 29 shall carry.

After debate, the Honourable Senator Munson moved that Bill C-11 be amended in clause 29, on page 20,

(a) by replacing lines 2 and 3 with the following:

``way, a railway company shall cause only such noise and vibration as is reasonable, taking into''; and

(b) by replacing lines 7 to 11 with the following:

``(b) its operational requirements; and

(c) the area where the construction or operation takes place.''.

After debate, the question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following division:

YEAS: The Honourable Senators Adams, Dawson, Merchant, Munson, Phalen and Zimmer—6.

NAYS: The Honourable Senators Bacon, Eyton, Johnson, Segal and Tkachuk—5.

It was agreed, on division, that clause 29 carry as amended.

It was agreed that clause 30 carry.

It was agreed that clause 31 carry.

It was agreed that clause 32 carry.

It was agreed that clause 33 carry.

It was agreed that clause 34 carry.

It was agreed that clause 35 carry.

It was agreed that clause 36 carry.

It was agreed that clause 37 carry.

It was agreed that clause 38 carry.

It was agreed that clause 39 carry.

It was agreed that clause 40 carry.

It was agreed that clause 41 carry.

It was agreed that clause 42 carry.

It was agreed that clause 43 carry.

It was agreed that clause 44 carry.

It was agreed that clause 45 carry.

It was agreed that clause 46 carry.

It was agreed that clause 47 carry.

It was agreed that clause 48 carry.

It was agreed that clause 49 carry.

It was agreed that clause 50 carry.

It was agreed that clause 51 carry.

It was agreed that clause 52 carry.

It was agreed that clause 53 carry.

It was agreed that clause 54 carry.

It was agreed that clause 55 carry.

It was agreed that clause 56 carry.

It was agreed that clause 57 carry.

It was agreed that clause 58 carry.

It was agreed that clause 59 carry.

It was agreed that clause 60 carry.

It was agreed that clause 61 carry.

It was agreed that clause 62 carry.

It was agreed that clause 63 carry.

After debate, the Honourable Senator Dawson moved that Bill C-11 be amended on page 44, by adding after line 12 the following:

``COMING INTO FORCE

64. Section 27 comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.''.

After debate, the question being put on the motion, it was adopted on the following division:

YEAS: The Honourable Senators Adams, Dawson, Merchant, Munson, Phalen and Zimmer—6.

NAYS: The Honourable Senators Bacon, Eyton, Johnson, Segal and Tkachuk—5.

It was agreed, on division, that new clause 64 carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill as amended be adopted.

The committee considered draft observations.

After debate, it was agreed that the draft observations, as amended, be appended to the report.

It was agreed that the Chair report the bill as amended and with observations to the Senate.

At 8:20 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 30, 2007
(48)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 6:15 p.m., in room 256-S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable Lise Bacon, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Adams, Bacon, Dawson, Eyton, Fox, P.C., Merchant, Tkachuk and Zimmer (8).

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.)

WITNESS:

TranSystems:

John Vickerman, Founding Principal.

Mr. Vickerman made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 8:05 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 5, 2007
(49)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day, at 9:35 a.m., in room 257, East Block, the Chair, the Honourable Lise Bacon, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bacon, Dawson, Fairbairn, P.C., Fox, P.C., Johnson, Munson, Phalen and Tkachuk (8).

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.)

WITNESS:

Southern Ontario Gateway Council:

John Best, Executive Director.

Mr. Best made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 10:54 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee


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