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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 154
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 8:48 a.m. to 11:27 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst

Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Vice-Chair.

On motion of Dave MacKenzie, it was agreed, — That Hon. Lisa Raitt be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.

As individuals
• John Robson
• Lindsay Shepherd
• Mark Steyn
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.

Motion

Randy Boissonnault moved, — Whereas the treatment by Mr Cooper of the President of the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council was discriminatory, hurtful and disrespectful, and;

Whereas reading into the record the comments from the terrorist attacker in Christchurch, New Zealand, was inappropriate,

Be it resolved,

That the Committee recommends that the name of the attacker in the Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre, as well as any quoted portion of his manifesto, be expunged from the Committee’s Hansard, and that the Committee report this recommendation to the House.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Randy Boissonnault, Ali Ehsassi, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Colin Fraser, Randall Garrison, Ron McKinnon — 6;

NAYS: — 0.

Motion

Randall Garrison moved, — That the meeting be not televised.

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

YEAS: Michael Barrett, Randy Boissonnault, John Brassard, Ali Ehsassi, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Colin Fraser, Randall Garrison, Dave MacKenzie, Ron McKinnon — 9;

NAYS: — 0.

At 8:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:00 a.m., the sitting resumed in a non-televised session.

Lindsay Shepherd, John Robson and Mark Steyn made statements and answered questions.

Motion

Michael Barrett moved, — That the scheduled meeting later today with a representative from Google not be televised.

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

YEAS: Michael Barrett, Randy Boissonnault, John Brassard, Ali Ehsassi, Colin Fraser, Dave MacKenzie, Ron McKinnon — 7;

NAYS: Randall Garrison — 1.

At 9:54 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:05 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, June 8, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of criminalization of non-disclosure of HIV status.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

At 10:05 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit for ten minutes.

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

At 10:54 a.m., the sitting resumed.

At 11:22 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit for five minutes.

At 11:27 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee