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Meeting No. 7

Thursday, November 28, 2002

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met at 11:03 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Clifford Lincoln, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Paul Bonwick, Sarmite Bulte, Rodger Cuzner, Claude Duplain, Christiane Gagnon, John Harvard, Wendy Lill, Clifford Lincoln, Chuck Strahl and Tony Tirabassi.

Acting Member present: Léon Benoit for Betty Hinton.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Sam Banks, Joseph Jackson and Terrence Thomas, research officers; Janique Venne, Intern.  Consultant:  David Black.

Witnesses: From the House of Commons: Brent St. Denis, Algoma—Manitoulin. From Friends of Canadian Broadcasting: Ian Morrison, Spokesperson. From the Canadian Cable Television Association: Janet Yale, President and Chief Executive Officer. From Shaw Communications Inc.: Jim Shaw, CEO. From Rogers Cable Inc.: John Tory, President & CEO. From COGECO Inc.: Louis Audet, President & CEO.

The Order of Reference dated Thursday, October 10, 2002, being now read as follows:

ORDERED, -- That, pursuant to Standing Order 86(1), Bill C-227, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (previously Bill C-409, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 75(1), consideration of the Preamble and Clause 1 was postponed.

The Chair called Clause 2.

Brent St-Denis made a statement and answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to Clause-by-Clause consideration of the Bill.

Clause 2 carried.

Clause 3 carried.

Clause 4 carried.

Clause 1 carried.

The Preamble carried.

The Title carried.

The Bill carried.

ORDERED, -- That the Chair report Bill C-227, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, without amendment to the House as the First Report of the Committee.

At 11:28 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:35 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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 witnesses on the panel on Foreign Ownership made statements and answered questions.

At 12:10 p.m., the Vice-Chair, Paul Bonwick, took the Chair.

At 12:13 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Fisher

Clerk of the Committee