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Meeting No. 47
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology met in camera at 11:40 a.m. this day, in Room 8-53, 131 Queen Street, the Chair, David Sweet, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: John Carmichael, Joe Daniel, Cheryl Gallant, Hon. Mike Lake, Brian Masse, Peggy Nash, Annick Papillon, David Sweet and Mark Warawa.


Acting Members present: Hon. Geoff Regan for Hon. Judy Sgro.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Mathieu Frigon, Analyst; Édison Roy-César, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. James Moore, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry.


Witnesses: Department of Industry: John Knubley, Deputy Minister; Philip Jennings, Assistant Deputy Minister, Industry Sector; Lawrence Hanson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation; Paul Halucha, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on June 2, 4, 9 and 16 on its disruptive technologies study.


At 11:44 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2015-16: Votes 1 and 5 under ATLANTIC CANADA OPPORTUNITIES AGENCY, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY, Vote 1 under CANADIAN TOURISM COMMISSION, Vote 1 under COPYRIGHT BOARD, Votes 1 and 5 under ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF CANADA FOR THE REGIONS OF QUEBEC, Votes 1 and 5 under FEDERAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15 and L20 under INDUSTRY, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA, Votes 1 and 5 under NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING RESEARCH COUNCIL, Votes 1 and 5 under SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL, Vote 1 under STANDARDS COUNCIL OF CANADA, Vote 1 under STATISTICS CANADA and Votes 1 and 5 under WESTERN ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

The Chair called Vote 1 under INDUSTRY.


The Minister made a statement and, with John Knubley, answered questions.


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


Roger Préfontaine
Clerk of the Committee

2015/05/29 9:34 a.m.