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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 71
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 4:32 p.m. to 6:28 p.m.
Joël Lightbound, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
As an individual
• Dr. Patrick Leblond, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
• Dr. Ian Lee, Associate Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University
Edmonton Global
• Malcolm Bruce, Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, April 17, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

Brian Masse gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake meetings to study the proposed takeover of HSBC’s Bank Canada by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), which is the largest proposed acquisition in the banking sector since RBC’s proposed takeover of the Bank of Montreal was rejected by regulators.

Sébastien Lemire gave notice of the following motion:

That, considering the Auditor General report tabled on Monday, March 27th titled “the progress on access to high-speed Internet and mobile cellular services lags behind for rural and remote communities and First Nations reserves”, the committee invite Karen Hogan, Auditor General of Canada, to testify before committee as soon as possible for no less than 2 hours.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 39,950, for the study 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, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 18,250, for the study of Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act, be adopted.

At 6:28 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the committee