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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 148
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:48 a.m. to 10:52 a.m.
Presiding
Michael Cooper, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
As individuals
• Robert Dennis, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Prince Edward Island
• Jasmin Zine, Professor, Sociology and Muslim Studies Option, Wilfrid Laurier University
Canadian Anti-Hate Network
• Bernie M. Farber, Chair
Canadian Secular Alliance
• Greg Oliver, President
• Leslie Rosenblood, Policy Advisor
Cardus Religious Freedom Institute
• Andrew P.W. Bennett, Director
Centre culturel islamique de Québec
• Mohamed Labidi, Former President
• Seifeddine Essid, Social Media Officer
National Council of Canadian Muslims
• Mustafa Farooq, Executive Director
• Leila Nasr, Communications Coordinator
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of online hate.

Mohamed Labidi, by videoconference from Québec, Quebec, Jasmin Zine, Bernie M. Faber and Mustafa Farooq made statements and, with Seifeddine Essid and Leila Nasr, answered questions.

At 9:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:51 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Robert Dennis, by videoconference from Kingston, Ontario, Leslie Rosenblood and Andrew P.W. Bennett made statements and, with Greg Oliver, answered questions.

At 10:46 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:47 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, since no comments were received about the Committee’s calendar or the draft letters to Facebook, Alphabet, Twitter and Reddit, they be deemed adopted.

At 10:52 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee