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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 75
Monday, October 2, 2017, 3:31 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Hon. Peter Van Loan, Vice-Chair (Conservative)



• David Anderson for Martin Shields (Conservative)
• Frank Baylis for Hon. Hedy Fry (Liberal)
• Ruby Sahota for Hon. Hedy Fry (Liberal)
• David Sweet for Robert Kitchen (Conservative)
• Jenny Kwan (NDP)
• Scott Reid (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Erin Virgint, Analyst
• Hon. Murray Sinclair, Senator
Canadian Muslim Forum
• Mohammed-Nur Alsaieq, Outreach Coordinator
• Samer Majzoub, President
Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council
• Kevin Barlow, Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association
• Faisal Bhabha, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
• Yavar Hameed, Barrister & Solicitor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of systemic racism and religious discrimination.

The Hon. Murray Sinclair and Kevin Barlow made statements and answered questions.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Canadian Heritage to appear as soon as possible (subject to availability) to discuss the Government's new cultural policy.

At 4:44 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:46 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Samer Majzoub, Mohammed-Nur Alsaieq, Faisal Bhabha and Yavar Hameed made statements and answered questions.

At 4:58 p.m., Dan Vandal took the Chair.

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee