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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 57
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 10:46 a.m.
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

• Sukh Dhaliwal for Terry Sheehan (Liberal)
• Matt Jeneroux for Ben Lobb (Conservative)
• Peter Schiefke for Frank Baylis (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• André Léonard, Analyst
• Francis Lord, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business, in camera.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee undertake a study of the Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1 and 5 under Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1 and 5 under Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Canadian Space Agency, Vote 1 under Canadian Tourism Commission, Vote 1 under Copyright Board, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15 and L20 under Industry, Votes 1 and 5 under Western Economic Diversification, 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 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 and Vote 1 under Statistics Canada, for the first hour of the meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, and Thursday, May 18, 2017.

It was agreed, — That the second hour of the meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017, be dedicated to the study of the manufacturing sector.

It was agreed, — That during the second hour of the meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Committee invite officials from the Department of Industry and/or local experts to provide a briefing on the subject of intellectual property and technology transfer.

It was agreed, — That during the second hour of the meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Committee invite officials from the Department of Industry, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and/or local experts to provide a briefing on the subject of broadband connectivity.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study of Canada-United States cooperation in innovation and jobs creation.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to its study of Canada-United States cooperation in innovation and jobs creation, the Committee defray the hospitality expenses related to working meals and receptions to be held during its travel to Washington, D.C., United States of America, in spring 2017, and that the Clerk of the Committee be authorized to purchase gifts to be presented during the Committee’s travel.

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet in an informal meeting with a delegation of the Parliamentary Committee of the European Free Trade Association for the second hour of the meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

At 9:22 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:43 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

• Hon. Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Department of Industry
• John Knubley, Deputy Minister
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 10:46 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the Committee