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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Transport and Communications

Second Session Thirty-fifth Parliament, 1996-97

Chair: The Honourable LISE BACON

Tuesday, April 15, 1997

Issue No. 14

Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Copyright Act


Morning sitting:

From the Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec:

Francine Bertrand-Venne, Director General.

From the Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs au Canada:

Claudette Fortier, Director.

From the Canadian Music Publishers Association:

David A. Basskin, Executive Director.

From the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada:

Paul Spurgeon, General Counsel;

François Cousineau, Director.

From the Canadian Booksellers Association:

Jane Cooney, President;

Ron Johns, First Vice-President.

From the Canadian Federation of Students:

Jennifer Story, Executive Representative;

Jocelyn Charron, Government Relations Coordinator.

From the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations:

Matthew Hough, National Director.

From Follett Campus Resources:

Fred Weber, Vice-President.

Afternoon sitting

From the Writers' Union of Canada:

Penny Dickens, Executive Director;

Paul Ledoux, The Playwrights' Union of Canada;

Marian Hebb, Legal Counsel.

From the Union des écrivaines et écrivains québécois:

Rose-Marie Lafrance, Director, Rights Service;

Valérie Demers.

From the Periodical Writers Association of Canada:

Sandra Bernstein;

Ruth Biderman.

From the Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency:

Andrew Martin, Executive Director;

Lucy White.

From the Educational Media Producers and Distributors Association of Canada:

Tom Whyte.

From the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada:

Sally Brown, Vice-President.

From the Association of Canadian Community Colleges:

Pierre Killeen, Constituency and Government Relations Officer, National Services Bureau.

From the Canadian Teachers' Federation:

Harvey Weiner, Member.

From the Canadian School Boards Federation:

Donna Cansfield, President.

From the Canadian Association of University Teachers:

Donald C. Savage, Executive Director.

From the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada - Canadian Bar Association Joint Copyright Legislation Committee:

Glen A. Bloom, Honorary Secretary of the Patent and Trademark Institute of Canada;

Bernard Mayer, Member;

Marian Hebb, Legal Counsel.


The Honourable Lise Bacon, Chair

The Honourable J. Michael Forrestall, Deputy Chairman


The Honourable Senators:

Adams, *Fairbairn, P.C. (or Graham), Grimard, Johnson, *Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Mercier, Pépin, Perrault, P.C., Poulin, Rompkey, P.C., Spivak, Watt

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes to the Membership of the Committee:

Pursuant to Rule 85(4), membership of the Committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Pépin was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Maheu (April 15, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Watt was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kolber (April 15, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Maheu was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Watt (April 15, 1997).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kolber was substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rompkey (April 15, 1997).

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