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