A motion was adopted in the Senate yesterday authorizing the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources to examine and report on the current state of "One Call'' programs that identify critical underground infrastructure in Canada. In particular, the committee shall be authorized to:
Examine the ease of access to One Call programs and their damage prevention procedures, with a view to facilitating One Call services;
Examine best practice harmonization of underground protection practices and call-before-you-dig initiatives across federal, provincial, territorial and municipal government levels;
Recommend specific measures to enhance harmonization of best practices and the development of a national one call service.
The CCGA has been invited to appear, deliver commentary and respond to questions.
More to come.