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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 42
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 11:12 a.m. to 1:13 p.m.
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
• Nancy Vohl, Procedural 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, and of Monday, June 7, 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.

Thomas Owen Ripley and Drew Olsen answered questions.

The Committee resumed clause-by-clause consideration on Clause 7 of the Bill.

The Committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Alain Rayes, — That Bill C-10, in Clause 7, be amended by adding after line 19 on page 8 the following:

“9.2 An online undertaking that provides a social media service is deemed not to exercise programming control over programs uploaded by any user of the social media service who is not the provider of the service or the provider’s affiliate, or the agent or mandatary of either of them.”

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Alain Rayes and it was agreed to.

Alain Rayes moved, — That Bill C-10, in Clause 7, be amended by adding after line 19 on page 8 the following:

“9.2 (1) The Commission shall, for each regulation or order made, or condition imposed, under this Act in relation to an online undertaking, obtain an independent legal opinion as to whether any of the provisions of the regulation, order or condition are inconsistent with the protections provided to Canadians by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, particularly those relating to freedom of speech under paragraph 2(b).

(2) The Commission shall publish the independent legal opinion on its website within 10 days after obtaining it and shall cause it to be published in the Canada Gazette.”

Debate arose thereon.

At 11:40 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:26 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Martin Shields moved, — That the committee do now adjourn.

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

YEAS: Scott Aitchison, Lyne Bessette, Martin Champoux, Julie Dabrusin, Anthony Housefather, Marci Ien, Tim Louis, Heather McPherson, Alain Rayes, Martin Shields, Kevin Waugh — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

At 1:13 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Aimée Belmore
Clerk of the Committee