Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications
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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue No. 7 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 19, 2016


SAINT JOHN, Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day at 1:29 p.m., in room 3, 2nd Floor, Saint John Public Library, the deputy chair, the Honourable Michael L. MacDonald, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boisvenu, Doyle, MacDonald, Mercer and Mockler (5).

In attendance: Jed Chong, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Sonia Noreau, Communications Officer, Senate Communications Directorate.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the committee continued its study on the development of a strategy to facilitate the transport of crude oil to eastern Canadian refineries and to ports on the East and West coasts of Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)

WITNESSES:

Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce:

Dick Daigle, Chairman;

David Duplisea, Chief Executive Officer.

Conservation Council of New Brunswick:

Lois Corbett, Executive Director;

Matt Abbott, Marine Program Coordinator.

Maliseet Grand Council:

Ron Tremblay, Grand Chief of Wolastoq;

Alma Brooks.

TransCanada:

Patrick Lacroix, Manager, Stakeholder Relations New Brunswick, Energy East;

Christian Matossian, Manager, Indigenous Relations, Energy East.

Mr. Daigle made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:51 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2 p.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Corbett and Mr. Abbott made statements and answered questions.

At 3 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 3:12 p.m., the committee resumed.

Chief Tremblay made a statement in his native language and, together with Ms. Brooks, answered questions.

At 4:12 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:21 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Lacroix and Mr. Matossian made statements and answered questions.

At 5:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Daniel Charbonneau

Clerk of the Committee