Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue No. 9 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 15, 2016

OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 15, 2016


The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day at 9:30 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the deputy chair, the Honourable Michael L. MacDonald, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Boisvenu, Doyle, Eggleton, P.C., Greene, MacDonald, Mercer, Runciman and Unger (9).

In attendance: Jed Chong and Nicole Sweeney, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Victor Senna, Procedural Clerk, Senate Committees Directorate.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the committee began its examination of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.


The Honourable Marc Garneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport.


Transport Canada:

Donald Roussel, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security;

Kim Benjamin, Director General, Road Safety and Motor Vehicle Regulation;

Alain Langlois, General Counsel and Deputy Executive Director;

Marie-France Taschereau, Legal Counsel.

The deputy chair made a statement.

Minister Garneau made a statement and, together with Ms. Benjamin and Mr. Roussel, answered questions.

At 10:32 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10:36 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Benjamin, Ms. Taschereau, Mr. Langlois and Mr. Roussel answered questions.

At 11:07 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Barbara Reynolds

Clerk of the Committee