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Meeting No. 52
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage met in a televised session at 4:29 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Gordon Brown, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Gordon Brown, Rick Dykstra, Pierre Nantel, Rathika Sitsabaiesan, John Weston, Terence Young and David Yurdiga.


Acting Members present: Rob Clarke for John Weston, Hon. Julian Fantino for John Weston, Chungsen Leung for Jim Hillyer, Jinny Jogindera Sims for Kennedy Stewart, Mike Sullivan for Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Adam Vaughan for Hon. Stéphane Dion.


Associate Members present: Wladyslaw Lizon and David Wilks.


Other Members present: Jasbir Sandhu.


In attendance: House of Commons: Michelle Legault, Procedural Clerk. Library of Parliament: Marion Ménard, Analyst; Chloé Forget, Analyst.


Witnesses: Rogers Media: Keith Pelley, President; Colette Watson, Vice President, Television and Operations; Susan Wheeler, Vice President, Regulatory, Media, Rogers Communications.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, June 1, 2015, the Committee commenced its study on OMNI programming changes.

Keith Pelley, Colette Watson and Susan Wheeler made statements and answered questions.


Pierre Nantel moved, — That the Committee, pursuant to Standing Order 111, invite Robert Jeffery, newly appointed director of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, to examine his qualifications and competence to perform the duties of the post to which he has been appointed, and that this televised two-hour meeting be held before Tuesday, June 23, 2015.


The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.


Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


At 5:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Cynara Corbin
Clerk of the Committee

2015/06/18 11:30 a.m.