Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act
(2001-12-10)
Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 3:18 PM
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister (Transport Canada)
  • Sherrill Besser, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Mr. William Elliott, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group (Transport Canada)
  • George Radwanski, Privacy Commissioner (Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
  • John A. Read, Director General, Transport Dangerous Goods (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 9:32 AM
  • Sherrill Besser, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Robert A. Davidson, Assistant Director, Facilitation Services (International Air Transport Association)
  • William Elliott, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security Group (Transport Canada)
  • J. Clifford Mackay, President and Chief Executive Officer ( Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • John A. Read, Director General, Transport Dangerous Goods (Transport Canada)
  • Hal Whiteman, Director General, Security and Emergency Preparedness (Transport Canada)
Examination upon the measures that should be taken to encourage and facilitate provision of and access to the widest possible range of French-language broadcasting services in francophone minority communities across Canada
(2001-12-04)
Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act
(2001-11-28)
Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at 5:36 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 9:09 AM
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (As an Individual)
  • John M. Baker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Air Canada)
  • Peter Donolo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Government Relations (Air Canada)
  • Valérie Dufour, Director General, Air Policy (Department of Transport Canada)
  • Stephen Markey, Vice President, Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs (Air Canada)
  • Jacques E. Pigeon, General Counsel, Legal Services (Department of Transport Canada)
Bill C-34, An Act to establish the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(2001-11-06)
Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 9:31 AM
  • Shane Foreman, Manager, Policy and Research, Canadian Shipowners Association (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
  • Gérald Gauthier, Director, Industry Liaison (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Chris Jones, Director, Federal-Provincial Government Liaison (Railway Association of Canada)
  • William Moreira,Vice-President, Atlantic (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
  • Donald Morrison, President, Canadian Shipowners Association (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at 5:33 PM
  • Anne Legars, Director, Policy and Government Affairs (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • Faye Smith, Chair and Chief Executive Officer (Civil Aviation Tribunal)
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 9:34 AM
  • Sherril Besser, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Gaétan Boucher, Director General, Safety Programs, Strategies and Coordination (Transport Canada)
  • Kimberly Ellard, Director, Strategies and Issues (Transport Canada)
Bill S-29, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (review of decisions)
(2001-10-31)
Bill S-33, An Act to amend the Carriage by Air Act
(2001-10-16)
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 5:52 PM
  • Valérie Dufour, Director General, Air Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Louis Gautier, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Vayzel Lee, Policy Advisor, Domestic Air Policy (Transport Canada)
  • J.C. (Cliff) MacKay, President and Chief Executive Officer (Air Transport Association of Canada)
  • Louise-Hélène Sénécal, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation (Air Transport Association of Canada)
Examination on issues facing the intercity busing industry
(2001-09-26)
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 5:31 PM
  • Jim Hadfield, President (Saskatchewan Transportation Company)
  • Carl Neggers, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Planning Division (Department of Highways and Transportation — Saskatchewan)
Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 5:35 PM
  • Louise Plouffe, Manager, Knowledge Development Section, Division of Aging and Seniors, Health Canada (The National Advisory Council on Aging)
  • Patricia Raymaker, Chairperson (National Advisory Council on Aging)
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 5:30 PM
  • Brian Leck, Honourary Counsel (Canadian Urban Transit Association)
  • Michael Roschlau, President and Chief Executive Officer (Canadian Urban Transit Association)
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 9:32 AM
  • Ross Ferguson, President (Airport Ground Transportation Association)
Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 9:30 AM
  • Gwill Allen, Senior Economist and Strategic Policy Advisor, Competition Policy Branch (Competition Bureau)
  • André Downs, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Competition Policy Branch (Competition Bureau)
  • Joseph Monteiro, Economist, Competition Policy Branch (Competition Bureau)
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at 5:36 PM
  • David Blair, Lawyer, Gagne Letarte (Canadian Transport Lawyers Association)
  • Dean Saul, Lawyer, Gowling Lafleur Henderson (Canadian Transport Lawyers Association)
Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 5:32 PM
  • Christian Fortin, Senior Analyst (Rural Secretariat, Rural and Co-Operatives Secretariats)
  • Pierre Maheux, Vice President (Autobus Maheux)
  • Donna Mitchell, Executive Director (Rural Secretariat, Rural and Co-Operatives Secretariats)
Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 1:35 PM
  • Ray Burley, Chairman of the Board and Operator of Can-ar Coach Service (Ontario Motor Coach Association)
  • Dave Carroll, Director, Safety and Maintenance (Ontario Motor Coach Association)
  • Brian Crow, President (Ontario Motor Coach Association)
  • Judy Cutler, Director of Communications (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
  • Bill Gleberzon, Associate Executive Director (Canadian Association of Retired Persons)
  • Stephen Little, Chair (Advisory Council on Accessible Transportation)
Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 9:30 AM
  • Joan Buckolz, Manager of Administration and Information Services - Passenger (Ontario Northland)
  • James J. Devlin, President (Coach Canada)
  • Deborah Nayler, Director of Human Resources (Coach Canada)
  • Susan Schrempf, Senior Director Marine Service and Service Improvement (Ontario Northland)
  • Richard Soberman, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering (University of Toronto, Civil Engineering)
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 1:05 PM
  • Prof. Barry E. Prentice, Director (Transport Institute)
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 9:00 AM
  • Peter Dawes, Senior Policy Advisor, Passenger Transportation (Department of Transport - Alberta)
  • Andre Dimitrijevic, Executive Director (Internal Trade Secretariat)
  • Wayne Lilley, Manager, National Safety Code and Operating Authority (Department of Transport - Alberta)
  • Roger Pike, Senior Vice President, Operations Canada (Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation)
  • Brad Shephard, Director, Pricing & Scheduling (Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation)
Monday, March 25, 2002 at 1:05 PM
  • Marie Crawford, Assistant Executive Director (Union of British Columbia Municipalities)
  • Hans Cunningham, President (Union of British Columbia Municipalities)
  • Wil Holland, Past President (British Columbia Old Age Pensioners Organization)
  • Paul Landry, President and Chief Executive Officer (British Columbia Trucking Association)
  • Jim Storie, President of the Vancouver Trolley Company (As an Individual)
Monday, March 25, 2002 at 9:00 AM
  • Michael G. Cafferky, General Manager (Gray Line Victoria)
  • Brian Crow, President (Motor Coach Canada)
  • Sheldon Eggen, Director (Motor Coach Canada)
  • Bill Waters, Professor (As an individual)
Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 1:37 PM
  • Connie Auld, President (Seniors Active Living Centre)
  • George Brookins, Owner (Trius Tours Ltd.)
  • Olive Bryanton, Coordinator (Senior Federation of Prince Edward Island)
  • Alexandra Fischer, TRAX Coordinator, Active and Safe Routes to School Coordinator (Ecology Action Centre)
  • John Harding, Assistant General Manager (DRL)
  • Brian Hicks, IT Coordinator (Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Ron Irving, President (Senior College of Prince Edward Island)
  • Joan Lay, President (Canadian Pensioner's Concerned - Nova Scotia)
  • Stephanie Sodero, TRAX Coordinator, Active and Safe Routes to School Coordinator (Ecology Action Centre)
Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 9:00 AM
  • Denis Campbell, Vice-President (Atlantic Tours Grey Line)
  • Mike Melanson, Director of Operations (SMT/Acadian Lines)
  • Bob Odell, General Manager (SMT/Acadian Lines)
  • John Pearce, Executive Director (Transport 2000 Atlantic)
  • Don Stonehouse, Manager, Transportation Policy (Department of Transport / Nova Scotia)
  • Bernie Swan, Transportation Policy Analyst (Department of Transport / Nova Scotia)
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 1:09 PM
  • Richard Beaulieu, Researcher, Transportation Economics (Transport 2000 Québec)
  • André Brunet, Member of the Executive Council (Conseil régional de développement de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue)
  • Brian Crow, President (Ontario Motor Coach Association)
  • Roger Gervais, President (Motor Coach Canada Inc.)
  • Romain Girard, Executive Vice-President (Quebec Bus Owners Association)
  • Sylvain Langis, President (Canadian Bus Association)
  • Normand Parisien, Director, Coordinator (Transport 2000 Quebec)
  • Martine Rioux, Development Officer (Conseil régional de développement de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue)
Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 9:15 AM
  • Jean-Pierre Fournier, member of the executive (Solidarité rurale du Québec)
  • Hugo Gilbert, Director General (Intercar)
  • Romain Girard, Executive Vice-President, Quebec Bus Owners Association (Intercar)
  • André Leclerc, Director General (Kéroul)
  • Anne-Marie Rainville, Director of Public Affairs (Solidarité rurale du Québec)
  • Johanne St-Martin, Transport-Development Assistant (Kéroul)
Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 9:35 AM
  • Michael J. Colborne, Chief Operating Officer (Pacific Western Transportation)
  • Harry Gow, President (Transport 2000)
  • Mark Hannah, General Manager (Pacific Western Transportation)
Monday, February 11, 2002 at 4:05 PM
  • Gord Baldwin, Director, Transportation Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Émile Di Sanza, Director, Motor Carrier Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Douglas A. Norris, Director General, Census and Demographic Statistics Branch (Statistics Canada)
  • Brian Orrbine, Senior Policy Advisor, Road Safety Programs (Transport Canada)
  • Guylaine Roy, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada)
Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 5:34 PM
Bill S-26, An Act concerning personal watercraft in navigable waters
(2001-06-05)
Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 9:33 AM
  • J. A. (Sandy) Currie, Executive Director (Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association)
Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at 9:32 AM
  • Honourable Mira Spivak, Senator (Senate of Canada)
Bill C-14, An Act respecting shipping and navigation and to amend the Shipping Conferences Exemption Act, 1987 and other Acts
(2001-05-30)
Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 5:32 PM
  • Michel Desparois, Manager, Marine Communications and Traffic Services and former Manager, Office of Boating Safety (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Mark Gauthier, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Tim Meisner, Acting Director General, Policy and Legislation, Marine Programs (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Aziz Saheb-Ettaba, Counsel, Legal Services (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
  • Bud Streeter, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 9:26 AM
  • Michael Vollmer, Vice-President, Recreation (Canadian Yachting Association)
Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 5:32 PM
  • David W. Goffin, Secretary-Treasurer & Vice-President, Canadian Chemical Producers Association (Canadian Shippers' Council)
  • Michael Jordan, Director, CP Ships (Interested Carrier Working Group)
  • Edward Le Blanc, President, Associated Conferences Secretariat (Interested Carrier Working Group)
  • Lisa MacGillivray, President, Canadian Industrial Transportation Association (Canadian Shippers' Council)
  • Walter Mueller, Secretary General (Canadian Shippers' Council)
  • Dave Watson, President, OOCL (Interested Carrier Working Group)
Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 9:30 AM
  • Rejean Lanteigne, Vice-President, Operations (Canadian Shipowners Association)
  • Donald N. Morrison, President (Canadian Shipowners Association)
  • Michael Vollmer, Vice-President, Recreation (Canadian Yachting Association)
Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at 5:35 PM
  • James E. Gould, President (Canadian Maritime Law Association)
  • H.J. (George) Kuhn, Executive Director (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association Inc.)
  • Tony Young, Chairman, Seafreight Committee (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association Inc.)
Tuesday, June 12, 2001 at 9:35 AM
  • Gilles Bélanger, President and Chief Executive Officer (Shipping Federation of Canada)
  • J. A. (Sandy) Currie, Executive Director (Canadian Marine Manufacturers Association)
  • Anne Legars, Director, Policy and Government Affairs (Shipping Federation of Canada)
Wednesday, June 6, 2001 at 3:30 PM
  • The Honourable David Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport (As an Individual)
  • Mr. Dan Blasioli, Legal Counsel, Environment Canada Legal Services, Department of Justice (Environment Canada)
  • Emile Di Sanza, Director, Motor Carrier Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Mark Gauthier, Senior Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Louis Gautier, Counsel, Legal Services (Transport Canada)
  • Morrie Kirshenblatt, Head, Off-Road Regulations (Environment Canada:)
  • Guylaine Roy, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy (Transport Canada)
  • Jerry Rysanek, Director, International Marine Policy and Liability (Transport Canada)
  • Aziz Saheb-Ettaba, Counsel, Legal Services (Fisheries and Oceans)
  • Bud Streeter, Director General, Marine Safety (Transport Canada)
  • Steve Troy, Director, Safety and Environmental Systems (Fisheries & Oceans)
Bill S-19, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act
(2001-05-17)
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