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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Issue 2 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 26, 2011

OTTAWA, Wednesday, October 26, 2011


The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications met this day at 6:47 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Dennis Dawson, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Boisvenu, Cochrane, Dawson, Eaton, Greene, MacDonald, Martin, Mercer, Merchant, Verner, P.C., and Zimmer (11).

In attendance: Dean Ruffilli, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the committee continued its consideration on emerging issues related to the Canadian airline industry. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)


Air Canada Pilots Association:

Captain Paul Strachan, President;

Captain Gerry Perkins, External Affairs Committee.

Mr. Strachan made an opening statement and, together with Mr. Perkins, answered questions.

At 7:58 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Jean-Yves LeFort

Clerk of the Committee