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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 87
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 12:57 p.m.
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

Liberal

Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Francis Lord, Analyst
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
• Sara Brown, Member
• Ray Orb, Chair, Rural Forum
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, May 5, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of broadband connectivity in rural Canada.

Ray Orb, by videoconference from Regina, Saskatchewan, and Sara Brown, by videoconference from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, made statements and answered questions.

The Committee resumed consideration of the motion moved by Maxime Bernier on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, which read as follows:

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.

Debate arose thereon.

Motion

Terry Sheehan moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Mike Bossio, David de Burgh Graham, Majid Jowhari, Lloyd Longfield, Terry Sheehan — 5;

NAYS: Maxime Bernier, Matt Jeneroux, Kennedy Stewart — 3.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

• Hon. Kirsty Duncan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Science
Department of Industry
• David McGovern, Associate Deputy Minister
• Nipun Vats, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Research Sector
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee resumed 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 Minister made a statement and answered questions.

By unanimous consent, the Chair called 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.

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 carried on division.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report 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, to the House.

At 12:57 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the Committee