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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 61
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• André Léonard, Analyst
• Francis Lord, Analyst
• Hon. Kirsty Duncan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Science
Department of Industry
• Kelly Gillis, Associate Deputy Minister
• Lawrence Hanson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation
• John Knubley, Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration 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, Vote 1, 5, 10, L15 and L20 under Department of Industry, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of 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, referred to the Committee on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

The Chair called Vote 1 under Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.

The Minister made a statement and, with Lawrence Hanson and John Knubley, answered questions.

At 9:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:59 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Department of Industry
• Konstantinos Georgaras, Director General, Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Corporate Strategies and Services Branch
• Alison McDermott, Director General, Program Coordination Branch
• Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategic Policy Sector
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.

Mark Schaan, Alison McDermott and Konstantinos Georgaras made statements and answered questions.

At 10:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the Committee