Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications
Issue 18 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 11, 2013
OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day at 9:31 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Dennis Dawson, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boisvenu, Dawson, Doyle, Eggleton, P.C., Fortin- Duplessis, Greene, MacDonald, Mercer, Unger and Verner, P.C. (10).
In attendance: Alexandre Lavoie, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Transportation Act (administration, air and railway transportation and arbitration).
Forest Products Association of Canada:
Catherine Cobden, Executive Vice-President.
Grain Growers of Canada:
Richard Phillips, Executive Director.
Canadian Fertilizer Institute:
Robert Godfrey, Director, Policy and Government Relations;
Ian MacKay, Legal Counsel.
Western Canadian Shippers' Coalition:
Ian May, Chair;
Allan Foran, Legal Counsel.
Greg Cherewyk, Executive Director.
The chair made an opening statement.
Ms. Cobden, Mr. Godfrey and Mr. Phillips each made a statement and, together with Mr. MacKay, answered questions.
At 10:18 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 10:24 a.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Cherewyk and Mr. May each made a statement and, together with Mr. Foran, answered questions.
At 11:10 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee