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Meeting No. 57
Thursday, November 6, 2003

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 11:20 a.m. this day, in Room 308 West Block, the Chair, Clifford Lincoln, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Jim Abbott, Carole-Marie Allard, Paul Bonwick, Liza Frulla, Christiane Gagnon, Clifford Lincoln and Alex Shepherd.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Sam Banks, Analyst; Monique Hébert, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage.


Witnesses: Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec et Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs au Canada: Francine Bertrand-Venne, Director General, SPACQ; Claudette Fortier, Adviser, SODRAC. Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ): Lyette Bouchard, Assistant Director General; Solange Drouin, Director General and Vice-President of Public Affairs. Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada: Sundeep Chauhan, General Counsel. Copyright Consortium of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada: Roger Doucet, Deputy Minister, Department of Education (New Brunswick); Wanda Noel, Legal Counsel. Canadian Recording Industry Association: Brian Robertson, President.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study on the State of the Canadian Broadcasting System. (See Minutes of Proceedings dated November 7, 2002, meeting No. 2).
The Minister made a statement and answered questions.
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, November 5, 2002, and Section 92 of the Copyright Act, the Committee resumed consideration of the statutory review of the Act.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.


The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


At 1:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee

2003/11/10 2:50 p.m.