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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 15
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 8:46 a.m. to 10:33 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Hedy Fry, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Hugues La Rue, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
Postmedia Network Canada Corp.
• Paul Godfrey, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Doug Lamb, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
• Gerry Nott, Senior Vice-President Content, and Senior Vice-President, National Post
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the media and local communities.

Paul Godfrey made a statement and, with Gerry Nott, answered questions.

At 9:45 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:50 a.m., the sitting resumed.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Dan Vandal moved, — That the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, as part of its consultations with the media industry, include the City of Winnipeg as a Manitoba destination.

Debate arose thereon.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That Julie Dabrusin's amendment to the motion of Pierre Nantel, previously debated on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, be withdrawn.

By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the motion of Pierre Nantel previously debated on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 be resumed.

Motion

Pierre Nantel moved, — That the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage invite the CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Mr. Hubert T. Lacroix, for a televised one hour meeting, to update Members of the Committee on the plans and strategies of the Crown Corporation, in light of the most recent reinvestment announced in the latest federal budget, and that this meeting be held before Friday June 17th, 2016.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Julie Dabrusin moved, — That, the motion be amended by replacing the words “Friday June 17th, 2016”, with the following: “October 31, 2016” and; by replacing the words ''one hour'' by the following: ''two hours''.

The question was put on the amendment of Julie Dabrusin and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 0.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage invite the CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, Mr. Hubert T. Lacroix, for a televised two hour meeting, to update Members of the Committee on the plans and strategies of the Crown Corporation, in light of the most recent reinvestment announced in the latest federal budget, and that this meeting be held before October 31, 2016.

The question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 0.

At 10:14 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:15 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of the Media and the Local Communities, the proposed budget in the amount of $ 110,358.40, for the Committee’s travel to Kamloops (BC), Whitehorse (YU), Yellowknife (NT), Edmonton (AB) and Winnipeg (MB) in the Fall 2016, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of the Media and the Local Communities, the proposed budget in the amount of $ 146,572.80, for the Committee’s travel to Iqaluit (NU), Saint-Jean (NL), Sackville (NS), Granby (QC) et Windsor (ON) in the Fall 2016, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of the Media and the Local Communities, for the purpose of traveling, the Committee selects travel options 1 and 2.

It was agreed, — That for the needs of the study of the bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender), the Committee make itself available at all times in order to facilitate the testimony of the sponsor of the bill, the member of Ottawa-Vanier.

It was agreed, — That members of the Committee send their witness lists in relation to the study on the State of Canadian Museums no later than Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5 p.m..

At 10:33 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-François Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee