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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 110
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Larry Bagnell, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Erica Pereira, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Andre Barnes, Analyst
• Michaela Keenan-Pelletier, Analyst
Democracy Watch
• Duff Conacher, Co-Founder
Canadian Citizens Rights Council
• J. Randall Emery, Executive Director
CIVIX
• Taylor Gunn, President and Chief Election Officer
As an individual
• Henry Milner, Associate Fellow, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal
• Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments.

Taylor Gunn and Duff Conacher made statements and answered questions.

At 11:05 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:14 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Henry Milner made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:07 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Lori Turnbull and J. Randall Emery made statements and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the motion adopted on Thursday, May 31, 2018, the meeting of Wednesday, June 6, 2018, be from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and that the Clerk adjust the panels of witnesses accordingly.

Motion

Nathan Cullen moved, — That the Clerk reiterate the Committee’s invitation to representatives from Twitter and Facebook to appear before the Committee on its study of Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments; and that, if by 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the witnesses have not accepted the Committee’s invitation to appear, Kevin Chan and Michele Austin be summoned to appear before the Committee on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at a time to be determined by the Chair and the Clerk of the Committee.

Debate arose thereon.

Amendment

Scott Reid moved, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5” with the words “12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Scott Reid and it was agreed to.

After debate, the question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That the Clerk reiterate the Committee’s invitation to representatives from Twitter and Facebook to appear before the Committee on its study of Bill C-76, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make certain consequential amendments; and that, if by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, the witnesses have not accepted the Committee’s invitation to appear, Kevin Chan and Michele Austin be summoned to appear before the Committee on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at a time to be determined by the Chair and the Clerk of the Committee.

At 1:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Andrew Lauzon
Clerk of the Committee