Evidence of meeting #51 for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was amendment.

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3:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

I have already announced that it's postponed until the end.

3:55 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

(On clause 3)

3:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

We are at government amendment two.

Mr. Jean.

March 1st, 2011 / 3:55 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

This is in relation to section 17. Section 17, of course, is not part of Bill C-511. However, to clarify, and for greater certainty, it...for it is an offence to contravene both a provision of the act and any regulation made under it.

Specifically, Mr. Chair, right now the wording is, “Every corporation that contravenes any provision of this Act ”, but it does not refer to regulations. What we're asking is that government amend it so that it will include this act, or the regulations in particular. We want to give greater clarification and also make sure that, obviously, once the regulations are published, enforcement provisions would apply there as well.

4 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

The amendment is in order.

I'll open the floor for comment.

Mr. McCallum.

4 p.m.

Liberal

John McCallum Markham—Unionville, ON

We're fine with that.

4 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

You're fine? Okay.

(Amendment agreed to) [See Minutes of Proceedings]

(Clause 3 as amended agreed to)

(On clause 4)

We are on government amendment three.

Mr. Jean.

4 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Mr. Chair, I apologize, but my usual cheat sheets are not helping me very much in relation to the order of it, so I'm going to have deal with it—

4 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Can I help you out?

4 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Please, Mr. Volpe, I would be more than happy for you to propose the amendment.

4 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

I got the PMO notes instead.

4 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Thank you. I appreciate that.

4 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

I think, Mr. Chairman, you'll find that what the parliamentary secretary may want to do and we may want to think about in dealing with this amendment, once the issue of the negatived clause 2 is dealt with later on.... One can only deal with the regulations once the authority for them has been established, and that won't be established until the negative on clause 2 is dealt with.

4 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

Mr. Jean.

4 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

That's not my understanding, Mr. Chair, but as I said, I apologize. I'm having a little bit of a problem working through amendment G-3. My understanding is that it requires a consistency of safety-related defects, but I....