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

Issue No. 49 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 21, 2018 (noon meeting)

OTTAWA, Wednesday, November 21, 2018


The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 12:02 p.m., in room 705, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Douglas Black, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Alberta), Deacon (Nova Scotia), Duffy, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Wallin and Wetston (7).

In attendance: Adriane Yong and Francis Lord, 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, November 7, 2018, the committee continued its consideration of the subject matter of those elements contained in Divisions 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10 of Part 4 of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 48.)


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:

Mark Schaan, Director General, Marketplace Framework Policy Branch, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector;

Martin Simard, Director, Copyright and Trademark Policy Directorate, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector;

Patrick Blanar, Senior Policy Analyst, Patent Policy Directorate, Strategy and Innovation Policy Sector.

Canadian Heritage:

Kelly Beaton, Acting Director General, Creative Marketplace and Innovation Branch;

Kahlil Cappuccino, Director, Copyright Policy, Creative Marketplace and Innovation Branch.

National Research Council Canada:

Christopher Johnstone, Director General, National Programs and Business Services.

Copyright Board of Canada:

Robert A. Blair, Chair;

Nathalie Théberge, Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer;

Gilles McDougall, Secretary General;

Sylvain Audet, General Counsel.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Schaan and Mr. Johnstone each made a statement and, together with Mr. Cappuccino, answered questions.

At 12:52 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 12:56 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Blair and Ms. Théberge each made a statement and, together with Mr. McDougall, answered questions.

At 1:33 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Lynn Gordon
Clerk of the Committee