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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 8
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 3:33 p.m. to 6:33 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

• Dan Albas for Hon. Maxime Bernier (Conservative)
• Cheryl Gallant for Hon. Maxime Bernier (Conservative)
• Marilyn Gladu for Earl Dreeshen (Conservative)
• Terry Beech (Liberal)
• Greg Fergus (Liberal)
• Gudie Hutchings (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Mathieu Frigon, Analyst
• André Léonard, Analyst
• Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
• Hon. Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism
• Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science
Department of Industry
• Kelly Gillis, Associate Deputy Minister
• John Knubley, Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing by the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development.

Ministers Bains, Duncan and Chagger made statements and answered questions.

Alexander Nuttall moved the following motion:

That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology Development of the House of Commons invite representatives from Bombardier Inc. to speak with the committee about their current financial status, and their request for funding from the Government of Canada at their earliest convenience.

In the absence of a 48 hour notice, as required by the routine motion adopted by the Committee on February 16, 2016, the Chair ruled the motion irrecevable.

• Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
• Hon. Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism
• Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science
Department of Industry
• John Knubley, Deputy Minister
• Kelly Gillis, Associate Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2016-17: 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 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, 10, L15 and L20 under Industry, 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, Vote 1 under Statistics Canada and Votes 1 and 5 under Western Economic Diversification, referred to the Committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

At 5:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 6:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Roger Préfontaine
Clerk of the Committee