Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Banking, Trade and Commerce
Issue No. 49 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 21, 2018 (afternoon meeting)
OTTAWA, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
The Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce met this day at 2:33 p.m., in room 9, Victoria
Building, the chair, the Honourable Douglas Black, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Alberta), Dagenais, Deacon (Nova Scotia),
Duffy, Stewart Olsen, Tannas, Tkachuk, Wallin and Wetston (9).
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.)
Casey M. Chisick, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
Jeremy de Beer, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa;
Howard P. Knopf, Counsel, Macera & Jarzyna LLP, Moffat & Co., and Patent TM Agents;
Richard Gold, Professor, McGill University (by video conference);
Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa;
Michael A. Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada:
Patrick Smith, President;
Adam Kingsley, Executive Director.
Canadian Intellectual Property Council:
Scott Smith, Senior Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy, Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Chisick, Mr. de Beer and Mr. Knopf each made a statement and answered questions.
At 3:36 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 3:42 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. P. Smith, Mr. Gold, Ms. Scassa, Mr. Geist and Mr. S. Smith each made a statement and answered questions.
At 4:43 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 4:48 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. P. Smith made a statement and, together with Mr. Kingsley, answered questions.
At 5:01 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.