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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 41
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 11:01 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Presiding
Blaine Calkins, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Michael Dewing, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
As an individual
• Lisa Austin, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
Centre for Law and Democracy
• Michael Karanicolas, Senior Legal Officer
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
• Micheal Vonn, Policy Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vi) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA).

Micheal Vonn, by videoconference from Vancouver, British Columbia, made a statement.

At 11:04 a.m., Joël Lightbound took the Chair.

At 11:11 a.m., Blaine Calkins took the Chair.

Michael Karanicolas and Lisa Austin made statements and, with Micheal Vonn, answered questions.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Pat Kelly moved, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Democratic Institutions to testify before the Committee, at the earliest opportunity, regarding what steps she and her ministry have taken to ensure that the privacy of Canadians is protected, according to the provisions of the Privacy Act, when they enter demographic information into the survey at mydemocracy.ca.

Debate arose thereon.

Motion

Joël Lightbound moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

YEAS: Bob Bratina, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Joël Lightbound, Wayne Long, Raj Saini, Marc Serré — 6;

NAYS: Daniel Blaikie, Matt Jeneroux, Pat Kelly — 3.

As an individual
• Lisa Austin, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
Centre for Law and Democracy
• Michael Karanicolas, Senior Legal Officer
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
• Micheal Vonn, Policy Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vi) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA).

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Motion

Daniel Blaikie moved, — That the Committee resume the adjourned debate on the motion moved on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

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

YEAS: Daniel Blaikie, Matt Jeneroux, Pat Kelly — 3;

NAYS: Bob Bratina, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Joël Lightbound, Wayne Long, Raj Saini, Marc Serré — 6.

As an individual
• Lisa Austin, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights
Centre for Law and Democracy
• Michael Karanicolas, Senior Legal Officer
British Columbia Civil Liberties Association
• Micheal Vonn, Policy Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(vi) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SCISA).

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:55 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Hugues La Rue
Clerk of the Committee