Before we wrap up, I want to mention what was reported to us by members who, it is true, are a minority on the Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities—NDP and Conservative Party members.
Based on the evidence heard from CATSA and the airline industry, it appears to us that the path to privatization being taken by the federal government is not the right solution to the organization's problem. We believe instead that the CATSA funding model should be reviewed to make it stable and predictable so that the organization can meet the international standards that it has set for itself and that the industry expects.
During her appearance before the committee on May 7, Nancy Fitchett, Acting Vice-President for Corporate Affairs and Chief Financial Officer for CATSA, said:
The ATSC is collected by the Government of Canada and does not flow to CATSA.... The total amount of the ATSC, if that were to flow to CATSA, would certainly enable us to have a higher budget and deliver a higher wait-time service level, among other things.
I think it's pretty clear from the testimony. What you make of it depends on which side you sit on in this committee, it appears, but I think it was clear for us. I think it was shared from other parties that it was maybe not the best solution to the real problems they face.
That's why I'm asking that we have a recorded vote for clauses 270 to 279: to make sure Canadians who are watching today understand on which side the members stand, and also to understand that this may be the beginning of the privatization of the entire industry, meaning this security screening agency and airports and others that the government is on the path to privatize.