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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 90
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:03 a.m. to 12:19 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Dan Ruimy, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Francis Lord, Analyst
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 resumed the statutory review of the Act.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Clarifications Are In Order".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12 point font, single line spacing, left alignment and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, not later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

It was agreed, — That the analysts and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, be authorized to finalize the pull quotes and the summary of the report.

It was agreed, — That the analysts and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee’s website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

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

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed supplementary budget in the amount of $305, for the study of intellectual property and technology transfer, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $34,850, for the study of broadband connectivity in rural Canada, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology entitled “Innovation and Technology: An Exchange of Ideas” and all information received in relation to the study of Canada-United States cooperation in innovation and jobs creation, be deemed received by the Committee and taken into consideration for its study of broadband connectivity in rural Canada.

It was agreed, — That all evidence and documents received in public in relation to the briefing on broadband connectivity in rural Canada be deemed received by the Committee in the context of its study of broadband connectivity in rural Canada.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

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.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Maxime Bernier, Jim Eglinski, Matt Jeneroux, Peter Julian — 4;

NAYS: Frank Baylis, Majid Jowhari, Lloyd Longfield, Mary Ng, Terry Sheehan — 5.

Motion

Maxime Bernier moved, — That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology conduct a review of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) as a regulatory entity mandated with the drafting of a variety of safety and engineering legislation in Canada, in addition to the entity’s behaviour within the market as private company; and that the Committee reports its findings to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

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

At 12:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the Committee