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Public Accounts committee  That's a great question, Mr. Chair. On the broad national trade corridors fund across the country, they're all partnership funds. On the broad programs, we would expect something like 3:1 or 4:1 ratios, where $1 of federal money unlocks $3 or $4 of total infrastructure build. U

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  There has been money lapse in the past. I think in recent years, Ross, there really hasn't been much money lapse in ACAP, right?

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Mr. Chair, the government has defined a very clear plan in terms of investing in Canada with multiple elements of infrastructure programming. One of particular importance to the northern and remote communities is the national trade corridors fund, which has a very clear plan and

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  It's a great question, Mr. Chair.

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  I'll be quick. First of all, we're exercising leadership in terms of acting to address pressing infrastructure needs as described. Second is that I think if we were to write a unilateral federal strategy, we could do it pretty quickly, but I don't think it would be that effectiv

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Mr. Chair, I agree absolutely with the gentleman when he says that aviation safety and the quality of the infrastructures are very closely linked. I completely agree. As the Auditor General has just said, even although the two are very linked, the central reason for his audit is

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Mr. Chair, it's a great question. It cuts to the heart of setting priorities in implementing infrastructure programs. Transport Canada certainly has solid sources of information in terms of infrastructure needs and infrastructure deficits. I think the study you were referring to

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Mr. Chair, that's a very good question. This was done as part of the evaluation of the airports capital assistance program. We did one round and we took the information that we received, but we did not chase those that didn't reply. I think it's a fair statement that they fell i

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Mr. Chair, I think it's important to distinguish that this number came from a survey the department did as part of its evaluation of the program, which is different from the actual programming applications. In the case of a survey, you fill out the answer. On the programming appl

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  I think the sense is this. First and foremost, it's the view of the Government of Canada that there's an infrastructure gap in the country, which is why the Government of Canada has made such a big investment in infrastructure writ large. Second, it is the view of government, and

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  I'm happy to do that. I would just like to reiterate that the way the Auditor General clearly framed this is exactly the way we see the challenge in terms of this infrastructure. With regard to paragraph 6.54, in northern and remote locations, the owner-operator is often a provi

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  There are a number of questions, and I'll try to work through them in turn. On the matter of safety versus efficiency, there are two things. They are separate, and they are both important. I would say that the operating principle of Transport Canada is that safety is more impor

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. This is an important question, and I would say that no, in our experience at Transport Canada, local communities, I think, intuitively.... I should back up one point. In the development of the current transportation 2030 policy agenda, Minister Garneau and

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Again I would say it's a problem that we have not encountered, but if we were to encounter that problem, I think there are two principles that would be at play. The first is that Transport Canada would defer to the owner of the airport—in this case it's usually a provincial or te

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan

Public Accounts committee  Certainly. I think we have been working with airports as partners, for example, through the airport capital assistance program. They identify needs, and we work with them to help fund those needs to ensure the safe capacity to operate. In fact, the study the Auditor General is q

October 3rd, 2017Committee meeting

Michael Keenan