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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 152
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 8:48 a.m. to 10:54 a.m.
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
As individuals
• Anver Emon, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Religion, Pluralism, and the Rule of Law, University of Toronto
• Naseem Mithoowani, Partner, Waldman & Associates
• Heidi Tworek, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Canadian Human Rights Commission
• Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner
• Monette Maillet, Deputy Executive Director and Senior General Counsel, Human Rights Promotion
Department of Justice
• Glenn Gilmour, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section
• Eric Nielsen, Counsel, Human Rights Law Section
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Lisa-Marie Inman, Director General, Multiculturalism
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
• Kimberly Taplin, National Crime Prevention and Indigenous Policing Services
Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission
• David Arnot, Chief Commissioner
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.

David Arnot, by videoconference from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Marie-Claude Landry, Lisa-Marie Inman and Kimberly Taplin made statements and answered questions.

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

At 9:53 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Heidi Tworek, by videoconference from Washington, D.C., Anver Emon, by videoconference from Toronto, Ontario, and Naseem Mithoowani made statements and answered questions.

At 10:29 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:29 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

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

The Chair presented the Fourth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1.That the Subcommittee meet again on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.;

2.That the Chair, after consulting the Committee’s calendar and determining members’ obligations with respect to other standing committees, report to the Subcommittee, at its meeting of Thursday, May 30, 2019, on possible dates between now and the summer adjournment on which the Committee could consider Bill C-266, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility); and

3.That the analysts be instructed to prepare a list of suggested witnesses for the consideration of Bill C-266.

It was agreed, — That the Fourth Report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

At 10:54 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee