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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 12
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 3:33 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Mathieu Frigon, Analyst
• André Léonard, Analyst
National Research Council of Canada
• Maria Aubrey, Acting President
• Bogdan Ciobanu, Vice-President, Industrial Research Assistance Program
• Roman Szumski, Vice-President, Life Sciences
Copyright Board of Canada
• Robert A. Blair, Chairman
• Claude Majeau, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
• Gilles McDougall, Secretary General
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on February 23, 2016, the Committee resumed an Overview of the Organizations under Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Claude Majeau made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 4:19 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:20 p.m., the sitting resumed in Camera.

It was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology undertake a study on broadband connectivity, with a primary focus on developing a plan to improve rural connectivity, and demonstrating its impact on local rural economies, including community engagement; that the committee, make recommendations that identify and address a) what constitutes acceptable high-speed service, b) the financial challenges of implementing high-speed services, c) the regulatory changes to encourage the implementation of high-speed service; that the study consist of not more than six (6) meetings; and that the committee report its findings to the House.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Maria Aubrey made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Roger Préfontaine
Clerk of the Committee