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View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to all the witnesses for being here. I'd like to say a special hello to Mr. Perro, my fellow Quebecker.
You listed so many of your achievements and bestsellers. I have three children, and you were my son's favourite author. We have all 15 of your Amos Daragon books at home. Congratulations on your tremendous success. An author from my neck of the woods, Alain Bergeron, whom you no doubt know, also wrote quite a few children's books.
I can attest to the impact your work—and the work of all the creators who are here today—has on young people. Not only does it help them gain language skills, but it also helps them discover the world. The young people who read your books benefit from all that creativity you capture on paper. We all know how important reading is for the acquisition of language skills.
I used to be a high school teacher, as well as a principal at an elementary school and a high school. Unfortunately, I have seen how challenging it can be to ensure copyright rules are respected when staff make copies of material. They aren't necessarily doing it with ill intent, but it just goes to show how important it is to have good regulations and to ensure they are enforced in all schools, to support authors.
Mr. Perro, I will have a question for you, but my first question is for Ms. Levy, from Access Copyright.
As you mentioned, we sent a letter to Mr. Guilbeault. In May 2019, all the political parties took part in a study conducted by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. That was over two years ago. You pointed out that recommendations 18, 20 and 21 could be implemented immediately to help authors.
Can you explain the three recommendations to committee members and those watching us today?
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you.
Ms. Levy, why haven't the recommendations been implemented yet?
We've met before, and I've met with some of the other witnesses here today. It seems to me it would be fairly easy to make that change. We are coming up on two years since the report was released, and we all know how difficult things are for many authors.
Can you tell us what the roadblock might be? There are always two sides to a situation, so there must be a reason why governments are not doing anything about a problem that would be pretty easy to fix.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you, Ms. Levy.
I don't have much time left.
I have a question for Mr. Perro, who is an author.
I would think that an unknown author who is just starting out and isn't able to earn a living from their craft would really have no recourse if they were the victim of a copyright infringement. I would think the author would be left to their own devices in navigating the justice system and taking on some big organization.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Ms. Ien caught me off guard, as I also wanted to congratulate you. So I'm adding my compliments to hers, and I congratulate you on your good work.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Like my colleagues, I'd like to remind everyone that I introduced a motion calling for a meeting before the end of the session, after Bill C‑10, to address the issue of copyright and compensation for publishers, creators and artists. Unless I am mistaken, that motion had carried.
I wanted to issue that little reminder, because I know we have several issues to address. Now, it seems to me that we agreed to devote at least one meeting to the topic, before the end of the session and after the study on Bill C‑10.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
I don't have a problem with that. I like the fact that we're working in a collegial manner, except for a couple of weeks that were a little difficult.
Mr. Chair, I just wanted to make that reminder, and I will count on you to tell me when to bring this up with all the committee members. The other motions from my fellow members are very relevant and Mr. Waugh's is also very intriguing.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I concur.
Since we want to discuss other business, and, to save time, I would ask for a vote on Ms. McPherson's motion. I think you will quickly realize that we have consensus on that motion.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I fully agree with my colleague Mr. Champoux's premise regarding the motion to undertake a study.
With respect to Ms. McPherson's question, if we are going to undertake a study, it should be of all sports, not just one. I coached soccer for 26 years and I can tell you that I've seen several cases of coaches or officials who have been found guilty. If we initiate a study to provide relevant information to all parliamentarians and to determine what can be done, that study should look at all sports.
That being said, I'd like to go back to my request for a motion, which I believe had already carried. My motion only asks for one meeting, and I feel we need to devote more than one meeting to Mr. Champoux's request if we are to do our job properly.
I believe we have two more meetings from now to the end of the session. So maybe we could see what can be done in the short term, even if it means having a meeting to lay the groundwork if we come back to the House in the fall, so that we can do our job well on the issue that Mr. Champoux is raising.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
We can't hear Mrs. Bessette. Perhaps the sound would be better if she turned off her camera.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Chair, if members want the rest of the meeting to be public so that we can save time, I don't see a problem with that, unless you want to have the rest of the meeting in camera or someone says that is essential. I feel the issues we are discussing could be of public interest. I don't see a problem with that and it would save us time technically.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Ms. Dabrusin's proposal is very compelling, and the issue raised by Mr. Waugh is timely and topical. As the saying goes, “let's strike while the iron is hot”. So I feel we should, as Ms. Dubrasin suggests, start to address this issue on Friday. I also agree with her proposal to work on the copyright issue on Monday.
To follow through on Mr. Champoux's request to send a clear message, given the complexity of the issue, I feel we're going to spend a lot of time on the study he is requesting, which I want to say is very timely. Perhaps we could get a unanimous motion from the committee, which would demonstrate how important the issue is to us, so that when we return to the House, the committee will have been able to prepare over the summer and taken steps to present a plan. That way, all members will have time to send in their list of witnesses from different associations and experts on the subject and we could get to work on it as soon as the House is back in session. The subject will still be topical, I'm sure, because it's a big issue and we need to deal with it.
That would send a clear message, given the importance of the issue. Since we don't have enough time, we can start to tackle it, but postpone it until later. I would rather do it right when the House is back in session.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Chair, I feel if you were to ask the entire committee, they would reply that we should start with the study requested by Mr. Champoux. There will be ample time for the clerks, analysts and staff to put together a plan so that we can send out the lists of witnesses that we would like to call for the study.
That is what we'd like to propose in order to send a clear message about the importance of this issue.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Chair, there are two major Canadian organizations. I'm sure that once each party sends you their list, the two main witnesses will be listed more than once. If we have a third, I will rely on your and your staff's expertise to complete the list. If I count correctly, since we will have a meeting, we will hear from no more than three groups.
I will have someone from my office send you the names of the two major organizations, if they have not already done so. We can even do it by the end of the meeting, if everyone agrees, and make it easier for you.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Chair, on a point of order.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
I would like to know if it is possible to withdraw amendment CPC‑11, so that it will not be voted on. It is an amendment that I had tabled. I do not want to move a subamendment; I just want to know if I can withdraw it. I may need unanimous consent to do that.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
No. Yes, in fact, we did understand well, but I want to vote against it.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Chair, you are by far the best chair I have seen managing a group like ours.
After three extremely difficult decisions for your morale, I want to know if there is anything I can offer you to help you keep smiling until the end of the meeting. If so, you can email me your address, and I'll have something delivered immediately, whether it's flowers or a small glass of something strong.
I just wanted to say that I felt for you.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Sorry, Mr. Chair.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
I don't know if I need to raise a point of order for this, but my body needs a few minutes' break.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
I don't know if this is the proper way to ask, but I'm asking for a five-minute break, if possible.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
No...Sorry, I meant yes.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
On a point of order, Mr. Chair.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Chair, I don't want to contradict you again, but this is not the first time that there is unanimity in the committee, even since the beginning of this clause-by-clause study of the bill. I would just like to reassure everyone of that.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
Mr. Chair, I just want to warn you that we are going to vote in favour.
View Alain Rayes Profile
CPC (QC)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
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