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Status of the French Language in Montreal  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie for his intervention, which was very interesting and very relevant. He talked about the importance of culture. I would like him to sum up in 30 seconds how he sees the vital connection that exists between language

November 25th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

CBC/Radio-Canada  Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind the member opposite that the CBC is an autonomous Crown corporation responsible for managing its own operation while offering Canadians accurate and quality information without political interference. The Conservatives would like to tell the C

November 23rd, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for his speech and his passionate testimonial about local media. I myself delivered La Tuque's L'Écho when I was a boy. I also wrote for several local media outlets. However, there appears to be some confusion. Bill C-10 is ab

November 19th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Mr. Speaker, William Shatner is, in fact, from the wonderful city of Montreal. One of the interesting aspects of the bill, one could argue, is that for the first time ever, it puts an emphasis on indigenous production, whether it be with regard to music, TV or the big screen. I

November 19th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague from Drummond for his speech. I have some questions for him. He said that francophone producers and artists across Quebec and Canada had thrived because of the protections we put in place. Here is one of my questions for him: Where are t

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Madam Speaker, I have a lot to say. I would first like to point out that the party my hon. colleague represents had 10 years to tackle most of these issues while it was in power, but it did nothing. It actually reversed progress on a number of these issues. My colleague seems t

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Madam Speaker, I have the Yale report right here. Members will recall that the Yale report said that service providers are in the business of infrastructure, so they should invest in infrastructure, and content providers are in the business of content, so they should invest in co

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Madam Speaker, the CBC/Radio-Canada is a very important institution to Canadians from coast to coast to coast. The member may recall that it was our government that made a record level of investments in the CBC in our previous mandate. After 10 years of cutbacks by the Harper go

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Madam Speaker, as I said earlier, this is a very important sector. It is contributing $20 billion to Canada's GDP and 160,000 jobs across the country. What we are doing by introducing the bill is protecting Canadian cultural sovereignty and these jobs. Of course, some American c

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis for his question. As I said several times, this bill is a first step in this venture of implementing a regulatory framework on the web giants' various operations. I am the first to admit that there is still wo

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. We cannot say that we have to make sure that the legislation and regulations apply to web giants if we do not allow this legislation and these regulations to apply to them. Paragraph 3(1)(a) is precisely what will allow us to

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Broadcasting Act  moved that Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, be read the second time and referred to a committee. Mr. Speaker, I would first like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional territory of the

November 18th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I would like to remind my hon. colleague that our government has provided Canada's arts, culture and sports sector with over $4 billion since the pandemic hit. According to a recent survey, almost 78% of artists are very happy with what the federal government has do

November 16th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

Taxation  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question. Last week, we introduced a bill that seeks to reform Canada's Broadcasting Act for the first time in 30 years. That law will significantly impact and benefit Canadian culture. My colleague is well aware of that, because we con

November 16th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal

House debate  moved that the bill be concurred in. (Motion agreed to on division)

November 16th, 2020House debate

Steven GuilbeaultLiberal