Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14-15

Chair: The Honourable DENNIS DAWSON


Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (in camera)
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Issue No. 16

Forty-sixth and forty-seventh (final) meetings

Examine the challenges faced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in relation to the changing environment of broadcasting and communications

First, second and third (final) meetings

Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act

First and second (final) meetings

Bill C-627, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (safety of persons and property)

INCLUDING:
THE TWELFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act, without amendment)
THE THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-627, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (safety of persons and property), without amendment)


APPEARING

The Honourable Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport


WITNESSES

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Railway Association of Canada:

Michael Bourque, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Terry Berthiaume, President and Chief Operating Officer, Essex Terminal Railway Company.

Canadian Pacific Railway:

Robert Taylor, Assistant Vice President, North American Advocacy.

Canadian National Railway Company:

Éric Harvey, Senior Counsel, Regulatory Affairs.

Marsh & McLennan Companies:

James Beardsley, President, Global Rail Practice (by video conference).

Canadian Transportation Agency:

Nina Frid, Director General, Dispute Resolution Branch;

Liz Barker, General Counsel, Legal, Secretariat and Registrar Services Branch.

Teamsters Canada:

Phil Benson, Lobbyist.

Safe Rail Communities:

Patricia Lai, Co-Founder (by video conference).

Freight Management Association of Canada:

Bob Ballantyne, President.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Transport Canada:

Laureen Kinney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security;

Shawn Tupper, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy;

Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Associate Head.

As an individual:

Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, sponsor of the bill.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Transport Canada:

Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Associate Head;

Brigitte Diogo, Director General, Rail Safety;

Benoît Turcotte, Director, Regulatory Affairs;

Lenore Duff, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy;

Natalie Dolan, Manager/Senior Policy Advisor.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Dennis Dawson, Chair

The Honourable Donald Neil Plett, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Eggleton, P.C., Greene, Housakos, MacDonald, Mercer, Merchant, Neufeld, Smith (Saurel), Unger

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Smith (Saurel) replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (June 17, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Mockler (June 16, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (June 16, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Mockler replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (June 15, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Unger (June 15, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (June 10, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (June 9, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Seidman (June 4, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Neufeld replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (June 2, 2015).

The Honourable Senator Seidman replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (June 2, 2015).


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