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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 125
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:07 p.m. to 1:19 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Bob Zimmer, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the Committee to undertake a study of communications between the President of the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Irving group of Companies.

Motion

Peter Kent moved, — That the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics invite the Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada to appear before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, to ensure that all briefing notes, reports, and emails related to the 16 communications between the President of the Treasury Board and the Irving Group of Companies since February 17, 2016; and all briefing notes, reports, and emails produced within the Treasury Board Secretariat related to Project RESOLVE since October 19, 2015, have not been destroyed.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Don Davies, Peter Kent, Mark Warawa — 3;

NAYS: Frank Baylis, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Mona Fortier, Michel Picard, Raj Saini — 5.

On motion of Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, it was agreed, — Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vii) that the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics invite credit card companies to attend to investigate how statements and purchase history are shared with United States authorities and any potential prejudice to Canadian customers including out of cannabis.

On motion of Raj Saini, it was agreed, — Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vii) that the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics investigate the relationship between ticket brokers such as Ticketmaster and StubHub and secondary vendors to determine the extent to which financial data, purchasing data history and other data are shared between them and that no less than one meeting be dedicated to this study.

On motion of Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, it was agreed, — Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vii) that the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics invite the Chief Statistician of Statistics Canada to discuss any information data requests of financial institutions and to ensure that the privacy and trust of Canadians are adequately protected.

At 1:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee