I am proud to have been appointed to represent Quebec as a member of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and as one of the members of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.
The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities has a mandate to examine the work of Transport Canada, Infrastructure Canada and their portfolio agencies and partners. The Committee may study any aspect of the management and operations of Transport Canada and Infrastructure Canada, as well as any legislation, programs or policy areas administered by the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Infrastructure. The scope of issues related to transport, infrastructure and communities is quite broad and includes the following:
While many aspects of transport, infrastructure and communities are exclusively the responsibility of the provinces, such as highways, public transit and municipal infrastructure, the federal government may have a role where it is perceived that the national interest is at stake.
In 2016, the Committee undertook studies on the following topics:
The following studies are also on the agenda:
You can follow my work on the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities by visiting this link: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/TRAN.
The Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament is created by the Senate and the House of Commons. Its mandate is to assist the Speakers of both chambers, who are charged with the authority to direct and control the Library of Parliament and its staff.
In effect, the Speakers of both chambers, assisted by the Joint Committee, direct the day-to-day functioning of the Library and, with the approval of both Houses, may make orders and regulations to govern how the Library is managed and how moneys are expended. The Joint Committee therefore plays a role in the direction of the Library.
The Library of Parliament is important to all parliamentarians. The Library provides information, reference and research services to parliamentarians and their staff, parliamentary committees, associations and delegations, and senior Senate and House of Commons officials.
The Library also offers many interesting public programs and activities:
The Library of Parliament therefore plays a key role in transmitting knowledge and information to the next generation and is an essential work resource for parliamentarians. That is why I am proud to contribute to the Joint Committee’s work.
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