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Meeting No. 22
Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met in a televised session at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Gary Schellenberger, presiding.


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


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


Witnesses: Canadian Teachers' Federation: Myles Ellis, Director of Economic and Member Services; Emily Noble, President. Media Action: Shari Graydon, Director. As an individual: Al MacKay.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 16, 2007, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-327, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (reduction of violence in television broadcasts).

Emily Noble made a statement and, with Myles Ellis, answered questions.


Shari Graydon made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Al MacKay made a statement and answered questions.


It was agreed, — That the Committee invite René Caron and a group of children to appear on April 1, 2008, in relation to the study of Bill C-327, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (reduction of violence in television broadcasts).


At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Catherine Cuerrier
Clerk of the Committee

2008/04/14 8:54 a.m.