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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce

Issue No. 16 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 9, 2017


OTTAWA, Thursday, March 9, 2017
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 10:34 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Campbell, Day, Enverga, Galvez, Gold, Greene, Massicotte, Plett, Ringuette, Smith, Tannas, Tkachuk and Wallin (14).

In attendance: Michaël Lambert-Racine and Adriane Yong, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the committee continued its study and report on the development of a national corridor in Canada as a means of enhancing and facilitating commerce and internal trade. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 8.)

WITNESSES:

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency:

John McCauley, Director General, Regional Operations Sector.

Freight Management Association of Canada:

Robert Ballantyne, President.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. McCauley made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:06 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:08 a.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Ballantyne made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:35 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee