Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue No. 29 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 7, 2018

OTTAWA, Wednesday, February 7, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day at 6:45 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boisvenu, Bovey, Dawson, Gagné, Galvez, Griffin, MacDonald, Manning, Mercer, Mitchell, Plett and Tkachuk (12).

In attendance: Jed Chong and Zackery Shaver, 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 Friday, December 8, 2017, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 27.)


Forest Products Association of Canada:

Joel Neuheimer, Vice President, International Trade, Transportation, and Corporate Secretary.

Mining Association of Canada:

Brendan Marshall, Vice President, Economic and Northern Affairs.

Teck Resources Limited:

Brad Johnston, General Manager, Logistics.

Fertilizer Canada:

Clyde Graham, Senior Vice President;

Ian MacKay, Legal Counsel.

Canadian Pacific:

James Clements, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Transportation Services;

Jeff Ellis, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Canpotex Limited:

Vee Kachroo, Senior Vice President, Operations.

Engineers Canada:

Chris Roney, Past President.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Neuheimer, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Johnston and Mr. Graham made statements and, together with Mr. MacKay, answered questions.

At 7:51 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:57 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Clements, Mr. Kachroo and Mr. Roney made statements and, together with Mr. Ellis, answered questions.

At 8:52 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 8:55 p.m., the committee, pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 9:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Victor Senna
Clerk of the Committee