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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 4
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:45 a.m. to 10:43 a.m.
Hon. Hedy Fry, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Armine Tchakmakchian, Analyst
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Jean-François Bernier, Director General, Cultural Industries
• Marthe Bujold, Director, Strategic Policy, Broadcasting and Digital Communications Branch
• Helen Kennedy, Director General, Broadcasting and Digital Communications
• Luc Marchand, Director, Periodical Publishing Policy and Programs
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
• Michael Craig, Manager, English Television Applications
• Scott Hutton, Executive Director, Broadcasting
Department of Industry
• Paul Halucha, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Sector
Competition Bureau
• Jeanne Pratt, Senior Deputy Commissioner, Mergers and Monopolistic Practices Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of the media and local communities.

Jean-François Bernier and Helen Kennedy made statements and, with Jeanne Pratt and Paul Halucha, answered questions.

At 10:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:05 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Scott Hutton made a statement and answered questions.

At 10:36 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:37 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a draft budget, in relation to its study of the media and local communities, for consideration by the Committee on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

It was agreed, — That the Committee study the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2015-2016 and Main Estimates 2016-2017 on Thursday, March 10, 2016, and that the Chair write a letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage to invite her to appear at that time.

At 10:43 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-François Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee