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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 2
 
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
 

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met in camera at 11:09 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Gary Schellenberger, presiding.

 

Members of the Committee present: Hon. Jim Abbott, Dave Batters, Hon. Mauril Bélanger, Gord Brown, Ed Fast, Luc Malo, Maria Mourani, Francis Scarpaleggia, Gary Schellenberger, Hon. Andy Scott and Bill Siksay.

 

Acting Members present: Don H. Bell for Hon. Hedy Fry and Sukh Dhaliwal for Hon. Hedy Fry.

 

In attendance: Library of Parliament: Marion Ménard, Analyst; Lara Trehearne, Analyst.

 
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.
 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 15, 2007, the Committee resumed its study on the Role of a Public Broadcaster in the 21st Century, started in the previous session.
 

It was agreed, — That both meetings with the Chair and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada be televised.

 

It was agreed, — That the Committee hear testimony, through videoconference, of representatives from the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and/or from the Public Broadcasting Corporation .

 

At 11:33 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

 

At 11:35 a.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in public.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of directives from the Governor-in-Council amending the interpretation of the Broadcasting Policy or the Telecommunications Policy for Canada.
 

Maria Mourani moved, — That the Committee adopt the following motion and present a Report to the House:

That, in the opinion of the Committee, any new directive to the CRTC from the Governor-in-Council amending the interpretation of the Broadcasting Policy for Canada or the Canadian Telecommunications Policy be first put before the House for its approval.

 

Bill Siksay moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the word House the following: “through the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for its consideration”.

 

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Bill Siksay and it was agreed to on the following recorded division: YEAS: Mauril Bélanger, Don H. Bell, Luc Malo, Maria Mourani, Francis Scarpaleggia, Andy Scott, Bill Siksay — 7; NAYS: Jim Abbott, Dave Batters, Gord Brown, Ed Fast — 4.

 

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.

 

It was agreed, — The Minister of Canadian Heritage be invited to appear on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2007-2008.

 

It was agreed, — That Michel Roy, appointed by Order in Council on November 13, 2007, as Chair of the Board of Directors Telefilm Canada, be invited to appear before the Committee.

 

At 12:11 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

 

At 12:11 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

 

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

 

At 1:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

 



Jacques Lahaie
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
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