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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 126
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 4:33 p.m. to 6:32 p.m.
Joël Lightbound, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
• Jean-François Pagé, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Dana Fan, Analyst
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

Jean-Denis Garon gave notice of the following motion:

With regard to the early termination of the supply contract between Loblaw’s “The Mobile Shop” wireless handset and service outlets and Quebecor’s subsidiary Freedom Mobile, and in light of Glentel’s business model;

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee invite the following witnesses to testify on issues related to allegations of anticompetitive practices:

• Mirko Bibic, President and Chief Executive Officer of BCE Inc.,
• Darren Entwistle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telus Communications Inc.,
• Tony Staffieri, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers Communications Inc.,
• Galen G. Weston, Chairman and President of Loblaw Companies Limited,
• Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor Media Inc., and
• Matthew Boswel, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau Canada;

and that the committee allocate two meetings to hear these witnesses.

Department of Industry
• Samir Chhabra, Director General, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector
• Runa Angus, Senior Director, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector
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 answered questions.

The committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

The committee resumed clause-by-clause consideration on Clause 2 of the Bill.

The committee resumed consideration of the amendment of Rick Perkins, — That Bill C-27, in Clause 2, be amended

(a) by deleting lines 39 to 42 on page 5.

(b) by adding after line 25 on page 44 the following:

“(c.1) subject to sections 94 and 95, pay a penalty; or”

(c) by replacing lines 11 and 12 on page 45 with the following:

“Commissioner must decide whether to impose a penalty on the organization:”

(d) by replacing lines 7 and 8 on page 46 with the following:

“(3) The Commissioner must not impose a penalty on an organization if the Commis‐”

(e) by replacing lines 14 to 37 on page 46 with the following:

“95 (1) The Commissioner may, by order, impose a penalty on an organization if

(a) the organization is given the opportunity to make representations; and

(b) the Commissioner determines that imposing the penalty is appropriate.”

(f) by replacing line 14 on page 47 with the following:

“amount of a penalty, the Commissioner must take the follow‐”

(g) by replacing line 14 on page 49 with the following:

“and subsection 99(1), other than the power to make an order under 95(1).”

(h) by replacing line 20 on page 49 to line 34 on page 50 with the following:

“Judicial Review

101 (1) If an application is made for judicial review of a decision of the Commissioner under this Act, or of any person to whom the Commissioner has delegated any of their powers, duties or functions, the Commissioner is the respondent in respect of the application.

(2) The costs of the Commissioner are in the discretion of the court but the Commissioner may not be ordered to pay the costs of any party.”

(i) by deleting lines 1 to 15 on page 51.

(j) by replacing lines 23 to 29 on page 51 with the following:

“after the day on which the individual becomes aware of the conviction.

(4) The action may be”

(k) by deleting lines 17 and 18 on page 55.

(l) by replacing line 22 on page 55 with the following:

“this Act.”

(m) by deleting lines 25 and 26 on page 56.

The committee resumed consideration of the subamendment of Rick Perkins, — That the amendment be amended by replacing subparagraph (2)(i) with the following:

“(i) by replacing lines 5 to 15 on page 51 with the following: “fered as a result of the contravention.””.

The debate continued.

At 6:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Miriam Burke
Clerk of the committee