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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 27
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 4:28 p.m. to 6:37 p.m.
Hon. Hedy Fry, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
As an individual
• Justin Tomchuk, Producer
Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada
• Carol Ann Pilon, Executive Director
Canadian Association of Broadcasters
• Kevin Desjardins, President
The Wyatt Sharpe Show
• Wyatt Sharpe, Host
Pursuant to the order of reference of Thursday, May 12, 2022, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 5:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Rachael Thomas moved, — That given that the Chair of the CRTC, Ian Scott, testified at this committee on May 24, 2022, that Bill C-11 as currently drafted allows for the regulation of user content; and given that the Bill C-11 Charter Statement tabled in the House of Commons on April 1, 2022 states online user content would not be subject to broadcasting regulation under Bill C-11 as currently drafted; the committee: 1) ask the Minister of Justice to provide a revised Charter Statement on Bill C-11 as soon as possible; 2) 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.

On motion of Martin Champoux, it was agreed, — That the debate be now adjourned.

At 6:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Aimée Belmore
Clerk of the committee