Bill C-11 off to legislative committee (updated)

February 19th, 2012 by Barry Sookman Leave a reply »

After much debate and anticipation, Bill C-11 passed second reading in the House of Commons on February 13, 2012 and was referred to a legislative committee.

The individuals and organisations invited to appear can be viewed here. The committee has voted to commence clause by clause by March 14, 2012 and to have a final vote on the bill by March 29, 2012.

For those interested in the procedure referring the bill to the committee, here is the Hansard Journal recording the step.

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-11,An Act to amend the Copyright Act, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage), seconded by Mr. Holder (London West), — That this question be now put.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division…

Pursuant to Standing Order 61(2), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division…

Accordingly, Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, was read the second time and referred to a legislative committee.

For a background on the Bill and the key items likely to be raised at the committee, see Some observations on Bill C-11: The Copyright Modernization Act

For more information about the Copyright Modernization Act or Bill C-11 or copyright reform, see Change and the Copyright Modernization Act.

* Updated Feb 19, 2012

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