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

Issue No. 9 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 3, 2016


OTTAWA, Thursday, November 3, 2016
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 10:31 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black, Day, Enverga, Greene, Massicotte, Ringuette, Smith, Tannas and Tkachuk (9).

In attendance: Brett Capstick and Michaël Lambert-Racine, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the committee continued its study and recommendations on the operation and practices of the Copyright Board of Canada.

WITNESSES:

Copyright Board of Canada:

Claude Majeau, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer;

Gilles McDougall, Secretary General.

As individuals:

Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law.

Paul Daly, Senior Lecturer in Public Law, University of Cambridge and the Derek Bowett Fellow in Law, Queens' College, Cambridge (by video conference).

Ariel Katz, Associate Professor, Innovation Chair—Electronic Commerce, University of Toronto - Faculty of Law.

Jeremy de Beer, Full Professor, University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law.

Daniel Glover, Partner, Intellectual Property, McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

Howard P. Knopf, Counsel, Macera & Jarzyna LLP/Moffat & Co Patent & TM Agents.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Majeau made a statement and, together with Mr. McDougall, answered questions.

At 11:36 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:39 a.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Geist, Mr. Daly, Mr. Katz, Mr. Glover and Mr. Knopf each made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:02 p.m., the deputy chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, took the chair.

At 12:07 p.m., the chair, the Honourable David Tkachuk, took the chair.

At 12:38 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Lynn Gordon

Clerk of the Committee