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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 108
Monday, February 5, 2024, 11:03 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.
Joël Lightbound, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Dana Fan, Analyst
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
As an individual
• Ignacio Cofone, Canada Research Chair in AI Law and Data Governance, McGill University
• Catherine Régis, Full Professor, Université de Montréal
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
• Elissa Strome, Executive Director, Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
Mila - Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute
• Yoshua Bengio, Scientific Director
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, April 24, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-27, An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act, the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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


Ryan Williams moved, — That, as Canadians already pay the highest cell phone rates in the world, and Rogers and Bell have indicated increased to cell phone bills of $9, the committee call for two meetings held by February 15th, 2024, one with the CEOs of Rogers, Videotron, and Bell, and the second with the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, to explain why prices are going up, and that this committee also condemn pricing increases and report back to the house.


Brian Masse moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “Videotron” the following: “Telus”.

By unanimous consent, the motion was withdrawn.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the committee commence its study on accessibility and affordability of wireless and broadband services in Canada and that the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada and officials be invited; that the committee invite the CEOs of Rogers, Videoton, Bell and Telus to appear and that additional meeting time be added for this purpose.

At 1:02 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Miriam Burke
Clerk of the committee