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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 12
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 8:44 a.m. to 10:53 a.m.
Hon. Hedy Fry, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Marion Ménard, Researcher
• Armine Tchakmakchian, Analyst
Canadian Union of Public Employees
• Nathalie Blais, Research Advisor, SCFP-Québec
• Denis Bolduc, General Secretary, SCFP-Québec
Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations
• André Desrochers, Board Member
• Catherine Edwards, Executive Director
Bell Canada
• Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News
• Kevin Goldstein, Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, Content and Distribution
• Richard Gray, Vice-President and General Manager, Radio and TV, Ottawa and Pembroke, and National Head, CTV Two News
• Pierre Rodrigue, Vice President, Industry Relations
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the media and local communities.

Wendy Freeman, Kevin Goldstein, and Pierre Rodrigue made statements and, with Richard Gray, answered questions.

At 9:34 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:36 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Denis Bolduc, Catherine Edwards and André Desrochers made statements and, wtih Nathalie Blais, answered questions.

At 10:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:27 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

At 10:33 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:35 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study on Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the proposed budget in the amount of $4,500, be adopted.

It was agreed, — In relation with the study on the State of Canadian Museums, two to three meetings be held before the end of June 2016.

It was agreed, — That the Committee present an interim report in regards to the study on the Media and Local Communities before the end of June 2016.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to Orders of Reference from the House respecting Bills,

(a) the Clerk of the Committee shall, upon the Committee receiving such an Order of Reference, write to each Member who is not a member of a caucus represented on the Committee to invite those Members to file with the Clerk of the Committee, in both official languages, any amendments to the Bill, which is the subject of the said Order, which they would suggest that the Committee consider;

(b) suggested amendments filed, pursuant to paragraph (a), at least 48 hours prior to the start of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill to which the amendments relate shall be deemed to be proposed during the said consideration, provided that the Committee may, by motion, vary this deadline in respect of a given Bill; and

(c) during the clause-by-clause consideration of a Bill, the Chair shall allow a Member who filed suggested amendments, pursuant to paragraph (a), an opportunity to make brief representations in support of them.

At 10:53 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee