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

Issue 23 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 26, 2012
(52)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 9 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the Honourable Irving Gerstein, Chair, presiding.

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

In attendance: 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:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce:

Lee Webster, Chair, Intellectual Property Committee.

Music Canada:

Graham Henderson, President. (By videoconference)

Information Technology Association of Canada:

Karna Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Ken Englehart, Chair, Smart Regulation Committee.

Ontario Arts Council:

John Degen, Literature Officer

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada:

Wanda Noel, Legal Counsel to the Copyright Consortium.

UBM TechInsights:

Harry Page, Chief Executive Officer.

Association of Canadian Publishers:

Bill Harnum, Publisher and 2012-13 President.

Canadian Publishers' Council:

Allan Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Pearson Education Canada.

Canadian Research Knowledge Network:

Deb deBruijn, Executive Director.

The chair made an opening statement.

Messrs. Webster and Henderson each made a statement and answered questions.

At 9:54 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10 a.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Messrs. Gupta, Englehard, Degen and Ms. Noel each made a statement and answered questions.

At 10:54 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11 a.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Messrs. Page, Harnum, Reynolds and Ms. deBruijn each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:47 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee