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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce

Issue 23 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Friday, June 22, 2012
(51)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 1:03 p.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the Honourable Irving Gerstein, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Baker, P.C., Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Maltais, Moore, Oliver, Smith (Saurel) and Tkachuk (10).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Segal (1).

In attendance: Danielle Labonté, Procedural Clerk; Adriane Yong and Mark Mahabir, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, June 21, 2012, the committee continued its examination of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act.

WITNESSES:

As an individual:

Sylvie Desrosiers, Literary writer.

As an individual:

Francine Bertrand-Venne, Lawyer.

As an individual:

Barry Sookman, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees:

John Lewis, Director of Canadian Affairs.

Entertainment Software Association of Canada:

Jason Kee, Director, Policy and Legal Affairs.

Regroupement des artsistes en arts visuels du Quebec:

Christian Bédard, Director General.

Epitome:

Stephen Stohn, President. (By videoconference)

ole:

Michael McCarty, President.

The chair made an opening statement.

Ms. Desrosiers, Ms. Bertrand-Venne and Mr. Sookman each made a statement and answered questions.

At 2:01 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:05 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Messrs. Bédard, Lewis and Kee each made a statement and answered questions.

At 2:35 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:40 p.m., the committee resumed.

The committee considered a draft special study budget application (review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

It was agreed that the following special study budget application (review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be approved, for submission to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration:

Professional and Other Services $ 2,200

Transportation and Communications $ 44,460

All Other Expenditures $ 3,050

TOTAL $ 49,710

At 2:49 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 2:59 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Messrs. Stohn and McCarty each made a statement and answered questions.

At 3:45 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee