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

Issue 23 - Minutes of Proceedings

OTTAWA, Thursday, June 21, 2012


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 4 p.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the Honourable Irving Gerstein, Chair, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Gerstein, Greene, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Maltais, Massicotte, Moore, Ringuette, Smith (Saurel), Stewart Olsen, Tkachuk and Wallace (12).

In attendance: Adriane Yong and Dara Lithwick, 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 began its examination of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act.


The Honourable Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of Industry;

The Honourable James Moore, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.


Industry Canada:

Anne-Marie Monteith, Director, Copyright and Trade-mark Policy Directorate;

Paul Halucha, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch.

Canadian Heritage:

Lara Taylor, A/Director, Policy and Legislation, Copyright and International Trade Policy.

The chair made an opening statement.

The Minister of Industry and the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages each made a statement and, together with Ms. Monteith, Mr. Halucha and Ms. Taylor, answered questions.

At 4:40 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5 p.m., the committee resumed.

At 5:19 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Acting Clerk of the Committee