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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 96
Thursday, November 9, 2023, 3:37 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Joël Lightbound, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
As an individual
• Alexander Max Jarvie, Partner, Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg LLP
• François Joli-Cœur, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais
• Scott Lamb, Partner, Clark Wilson LLP
• Carole Piovesan, Co-founder and Partner, INQ Law
• David Young, Principal, Privacy and Regulatory Counsel, David Young Law
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.

At 4:49, Rick Perkins took the Chair.

At 4:52, the Chair took the Chair.

Motion

Bernard Généreux moved, — That, in relation to 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, and given that,

(i) the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry gave evidence to the Committee on September 26, 2023, stating “My office and department have had more than 300 meetings with academics, businesses and members of civil society regarding this bill.”

the committee therefore requests, for the sake of transparency, that the minister’s office and department release the details pertaining to the more than 300 meetings held by his office and department with academics, businesses, and civil group, on Bill C-27, broken down by each meeting, including,

  1. names of any and all meeting attendees, including the name of representing organizations if applicable;
  2. the title of each meeting and any agendas if applicable;
  3. material submitted by the meeting attendees or organizations to the department or minister’s office, including but limited to amendment proposals, briefings, and or letters;

and that such information be deposited to the clerk of the committee no later than November 20, 2023, and be published on the committee website.

Debate arose thereon.

On motion of Sébastien Lemire, it was agreed, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “no later then November 20th, 2023” and replace them with the words, “translated in both official languages and deposited to the clerk of the committee for communication to members ”.

Motion

Ryan Turnbull moved, — That the motion be amended by deleting the following words “(b) the title of each meeting and any agendas if applicable; (c) material submitted by the meeting attendees or organizations to the department or minister’s office, including but limited to amendment proposals, briefings, and or letters; ”.

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

YEAS: Iqwinder Gaheer, Bernard Généreux, Viviane Lapointe, Sébastien Lemire, Brian Masse, Rick Perkins, Francesco Sorbara, Ryan Turnbull, Tony Van Bynen, Brad Vis, Ryan Williams — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That, in relation to 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, and given that,

(i) the Minister of Innovation, Science, and Industry gave evidence to the Committee on September 26, 2023, stating “My office and department have had more than 300 meetings with academics, businesses and members of civil society regarding this bill.”

the committee therefore requests, for the sake of transparency, that the minister’s office and department release the details pertaining to the more than 300 meetings held by his office and department with academics, businesses, and civil group, on Bill C-27, broken down by each meeting, including,

  1. names of any and all meeting attendees, including the name of representing organizations if applicable;

and that such information be deposited to the clerk of the committee translated in both official languages and deposited to the Clerk of the committee for communication to members, and be published on the committee website.

At 5:30 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the committee