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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 136
Monday, November 5, 2018, 3:31 p.m. to 5:29 p.m.
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• David Groves, Analyst
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Francis Lord, Analyst
Business Coalition for Balanced Copyright
• Gerald Kerr-Wilson, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Canadian Chamber of Commerce
• Scott Smith, Senior Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy
Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic
• David Fewer, Director
Public Interest Advocacy Centre
• John Lawford, Executive Director and General Counsel
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, December 13, 2017, and section 92 of the Copyright Act, the Committee resumed the statutory review of the Act.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 4:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:59 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

Motion

Dan Albas moved, — That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology study Statistics Canada’s plans to collect “individual-level financial transactions data” to develop a “new institutional personal information bank”; invite Statistics Canada officials, the Privacy Commissioner, representatives of the Canadian Bankers Association, among other witnesses; report its findings to the House of Commons; and request that the Government provide a response to the report.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

David de Burgh Graham moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing all the words after "Technology" with the words "invite the Chief Statistician of Statistics Canada to appear before the Committee to discuss the Financial Data Pilot Project for an hour; and that the meeting be televised.".

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled the amendment out of order.

The debate on the motion of Dan Albas continued.

Amendment

Michael D. Chong moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words "Statistics Canada officials" with the words "the minister Bains, the Chief Statistician of Canada and Statistics Canada officials, the former Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Ann Cavoukian".

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Michael D. Chong and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Michael D. Chong, Dane Lloyd, Brian Masse — 4;

NAYS: Celina Caesar-Chavannes, David de Burgh Graham, Majid Jowhari, Lloyd Longfield, Terry Sheehan — 5.

David de Burgh Graham gave notice of the following motion:

That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology invite the Chief Statistician of Statistics Canada to appear before the Committee to discuss the financial data pilot project for one hour; and that the meeting be televised.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion of Dan Albas, — That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology study Statistics Canada’s plans to collect “individual-level financial transactions data” to develop a “new institutional personal information bank”; invite Statistics Canada officials, the Privacy Commissioner, representatives of the Canadian Bankers Association, among other witnesses; report its findings to the House of Commons; and request that the Government provide a response to the report.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Michael D. Chong, Dane Lloyd, Brian Masse — 4;

NAYS: Celina Caesar-Chavannes, David de Burgh Graham, Majid Jowhari, Lloyd Longfield, Terry Sheehan — 5.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Chief Statistician of Canada to appear in front of the Committee at the meeting of Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

At 5:29 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michel Marcotte
Clerk of the Committee