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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 31
Friday, May 7, 2021, 1:02 p.m. to 3:12 p.m.
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Paul Cardegna, Procedural Clerk
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
• Émilie Thivierge, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Thomas Owen Ripley, Director General, Broadcasting, Copyright and Creative Marketplace Branch
• Drew Olsen, Senior Director, Marketplace and Legislative Policy
• Kathy Tsui, Manager, Industrial and Social Policy, Broadcasting, Copyright and Creative Marketplace Branch
• Patrick Smith, Senior Analyst, Marketplace and Legislative Policy
Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.


Anthony Housefather moved, — That the committee:

1) Consider all amendments proposed on Bill C-10 and should points 2 and 3 below not have been completed at the time the amendments on the Bill have all been considered, the committee pause its deliberations and not dispose of the Bill until points 2 and 3 below have been completed;

2) Ask the Minister of Justice to provide a revised Charter Statement on Bill C-10, as soon as possible, focusing on whether the committee’s changes to the Bill related to programs uploaded by users of social media services have impacted the initial Charter statement provided, in particular as relates to Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

3) Invite the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Canadian Heritage accompanied by relevant department officials to appear before the committee as soon as possible to discuss the revised Charter statement and any implications of amendments made by the Committee to the Bill;

4) Shall take all votes necessary to dispose of the Bill, once points 2 and 3 are completed and all amendments have been considered.

At 1:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:10 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The debate continued.

At 1:15 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The debate continued.

At 2:11 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 2:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The debate continued.

At 3:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Aimée Belmore
Clerk of the Committee