The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities met at 11:06 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Merv Tweed, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Dennis Bevington, Lois Brown, Hon. Gerry Byrne, Sukh Dhaliwal, Michel Guimond, Brian Jean, Colin Mayes, Hon. John McCallum, Merv Tweed and Jeff Watson.
Acting Members present: Rob Clarke for Brad Trost and Maria Mourani for Roger Gaudet.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Ardiana Hallaci, Analyst.
Witnesses: National Airlines Council of Canada: Mike McNaney, Board of Directors Member; Joseph Galimberti, Board of Directors Member. Tourism Industry Association of Canada: David F. Goldstein, President and Chief Executive Officer; Kevin Desjardins, Director, Communications; Catherine Sadler, Manager, Research. Canadian Civil Liberties Association: Sukanya Pillay, Director, National Security Program; Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel.
Nathalie Des Rosiers, Mike McNaney and David F. Goldstein made statements and, with Sukanya Pillay and Joseph Galimberti, answered questions.
At 12:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:45 p.m., the sitting resumed.
On motion of Dennis Bevington, it was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities be granted an operational budget of $27, 500 for its study Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act.
It was agreed, — That Members inform the Clerk by noon on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, of their availability for extra meetings between Monday, November 29, 2010 and Thursday, December 9, 2010.
It was agreed, — That the Chair and the Clerk arrange for extra meetings, based on the availability and priorities of Members.
At 1:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Bonnie CharronClerk of the Committee