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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 147
Monday, June 10, 2019, 1:04 p.m. to 2:01 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Michael Levitt, Chair (Liberal)

• Gary Anandasangaree for Jati Sidhu (Liberal)
• Todd Doherty for Leona Alleslev (Conservative)
• Garnett Genuis for Hon. Erin O'Toole (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Brian Hermon, Analyst
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
Free Russia Foundation
• Natalia Arno, President
Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
• Hon. Irwin Cotler, Founding Chair
Perseus Strategies
• Jared Genser, Managing Partner
Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
• Vladimir Kara-Murza, Chairman
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of human rights situation in Russia.

The witnesses made statements, and Vladimir Kara-Murza answered questions.

Borys Wrzesnewskyj gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), and based upon the witness testimony of Mr. Mustafa Dzhemilev on Thursday, May 16, 2019, and of Mr. Vladimir Kara-Murza on Monday, June 10, 2019, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development immediately report to the House the following:

1) That, in support of the historic truth and as requested by Mustafa Dzhemilev, the Crimean Tatar deportation of 1944 be recognized as a genocide perpetrated by Soviet dictator Stalin, and that May 18 be designated a day of remembrance for the Crimean Tatar deportation (Sürgünlik).

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 2:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee