The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-18, An Act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada.
Notice of the royal recommendation was given on Monday, April 25, 2022, by the Minister of Canadian Heritage as follows:
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled "An Act respecting online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada".
Ms. Bennett (Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health) for Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage), seconded by Mrs. St-Onge (Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
Debate arose thereon.