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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 153
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 10:37 a.m. to 1:37 p.m.
Bob Zimmer, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst
United Kingdom House of Commons
• Damian Collins, MP, Chair, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
• Ian C. Lucas, MP, Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
• Jo Stevens, MP, Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Parliament of Singapore
• Edwin Tong, MP, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Health
• Sun Xueling, MP, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development
Houses of the Oireachtas
• Hildegarde Naughton, M.P., Chair, Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
• James Lawless, M.P., Member, Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment
Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany
• Jens Zimmermann, MP, Social Democratic Party
Parliament of the Republic of Estonia (Riigikogu)
• Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, MP, Vice-Chairwoman, Reform Party
Senate of the United Mexican States
• Hon. Antares Guadalupe Vázquez Alatorre, Senator
House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco
• Mohammed Ouzzine, M.P., Deputy Speaker, Committee of Education, Culture and Communication
National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador
• Elizabeth Cabezas, Member of Parliament
Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica
• Carolina Hidalgo Herrera, Member of Parliament
House of Assembly of Saint Lucia
• Andy Daniel, M.P., Speaker
Facebook Inc.
• Kevin Chan, Global Policy Director
• Neil Potts, Global Policy Director
Google LLC
• Derek Slater, Global Director, Information Policy
Google Canada
• Colin McKay, Head, Government Affairs and Public Policy
Twitter Inc.
• Carlos Monje, Director, Public Policy
• Michele Austin, Head, Government and Public Policy, Twitter Canada
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vii) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of the International Grand Committee on big data, privacy and democracy.

On motion of Charlie Angus, it was agreed, — That the Committee, on account of the refusal of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg to appear before it on May 28th, direct the Chair to serve either or both with a formal summons should they arrive in Canada for any purpose to appear before the Committee at the date of the next meeting from to the date of their summons, and should they be served with a summons when the House is not sitting, that the Chair reconvene the Committee for a special meeting as soon as practicable for the purpose of obtaining evidence from them.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 1:37 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michael MacPherson
Clerk of the Committee