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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 86
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 11:44 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
In Camera
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)


Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Francis Lord, Analyst
• Dillan Theckedath, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the first hour of the meeting of Thursday, November 30, 2017, be dedicated to the study of broadband connectivity in rural Canada.

At 11:54 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:59 a.m., the sitting resumed in a public and televised session.

• Hon. Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Department of Industry
• John Knubley, Deputy Minister
• Lisa Setlakwe, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 5b under Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1b and 5b under Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Votes 1b and 5b under Canadian Space Agency, Votes 1b and 10b under Department of Industry, Vote 5b under Department of Western Economic Diversification, Vote 5b under Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Vote 10b under National Research Council of Canada, Votes 1b and 5b under Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Vote 1b under Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Vote 1b under Standards Council of Canada and Vote 1b under Statistics Canada, referred to the Committee on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

The Chair called Vote 1b under Department of Industry

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

At 12:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:44 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


Maxime Bernier moved, — That the Committee review the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA), the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Investment Canada Act (ICA); and that the Committee invite relevant stakeholders to appear before the end of 2017 in order to provide members with information about the impact on pensioners of companies involved in bankruptcy proceedings such as Sears Canada and U.S. Steel.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 1:15 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the Committee