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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 149
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 10:22 a.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Michael Levitt, Chair (Liberal)

Liberal

Library of Parliament
• Brian Hermon, Analyst
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of threats to liberal democracy in Europe.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Democratic Strain and Popular Discontent in Europe: Responding to the Challenges Facing Liberal Democracies".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12 point font, single spaced, justified and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, not later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019.

It was agreed, — That the analysts and the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee's website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of human rights situation in Russia.

It was agreed, — That the Chair write to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, requesting that Global Affairs Canada consider the testimony given to the Committee on Monday, June 10, 2019 as part of its ongoing review of Canadian sanctions on Russia and that the letter be posted publicly on the Committee's website and social media feed.

At 10:10 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 10:14 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:14 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Motion

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

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).

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.

At 10:22 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee