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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 156
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 8:49 a.m. to 11:31 a.m.
Video recorded session
Presiding
Anthony Housefather, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lyne Casavant, Analyst
• Chloé Forget, Analyst
Facebook Inc.
• Kevin Chan, Global Policy Director
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.

Kevin Chan made a statement and answered questions.

At 9:42 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:53 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 resumed consideration of a draft report.

At 10:09 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:13 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It was agreed, — That the Fifth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

Your Subcommittee met on Thursday, May 30, 2019, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That, in relation to the consideration of Bill C-266, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility): (a) the parties be required to electronically submit their list of suggested witnesses by Monday, June 3, 2019, to the Clerk; (b) the Committee select its witnesses at its regular meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2019; (c) the Committee hear witnesses on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, and Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; (d) the deadline for electronically submitting amendments to the Clerk be Friday, June 14, 2019; and (e) the clause-by-clause study be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 8:45 a.m.

2. That, with respect to the study on the criminalization of non-disclosure of HIV status and the study on online hate, parties be required to submit their supplementary or dissenting opinions, if any, by Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., in the case of the study on the criminalization of non-disclosure of HIV status and by Thursday, June 13, 2019, in the case of the study on online hate.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the consideration of Bill C-266, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility), the Committee devote the first hour of the scheduled meeting to hearing the bill’s sponsor and that the Committee invite up to four persons or organizations to appear in the second hour of the scheduled meeting, provided that two of those witnesses are selected by the Liberal Party, one by the Conservative Party and one by the New Democratic Party; that the parties inform the Clerk of their choice by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

At 10:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:06 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Facebook Inc.
• Kevin Chan, Global Policy Director
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.

The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a report.

At 11:31 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee