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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 72
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 11:01 a.m. to 12:53 p.m.
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

Liberal

Library of Parliament
• Francis Lord, Analyst
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
• Neil Barratt, Director, Electronic Commerce Enforcement
• Steven Harroun, Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer
• Kelly-Anne Smith, Senior Legal Counsel
Department of Industry
• Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector
• Charles Taillefer, Director, Privacy and Data Protection Policy Directorate, Digital Transformation Service Sector
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, June 14, 2017 and section 65 of An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act, the Committee commenced the statutory review of the Act.

Mark Schaan and Steven Harroun made statements and, with Neil Barratt, Charles Taillefer and Kelly-Anne Smith, answered questions.

Motion

Maxime Bernier moved, — That the Committee immediately undertake a study on the government’s consultations titled “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations” as publicly released on July 18, 2017;

that the Committee hear from witnesses on this topic for five meetings;

that the hearings consider the impact of the changes, including how they apply to small, local businesses but not large multi-national or publicly traded companies;

that the findings be reported to the House; and

that the government provide a response to the recommendations made by the Committee.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:32 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee set aside 15 minutes at its next meeting of Thursday, September 28, 2017, for committee business in public to resume the adjourned debate on the motion moved today by Maxime Bernier.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the statutory review of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, members of the Committee submit their preliminary witness lists to the Clerk no later than Thursday, September 28, 2017.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the statutory review of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, the analysts and the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for consideration of the Committee on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of intellectual property and technology transfer, the meeting of Tuesday, October 3, 2017, be dedicated to the consideration of the draft report.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the statutory review of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, the meeting of Thursday, October 5, 2017, be dedicated to the hearing of witnesses.

At 12:53 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the Committee