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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 12
Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:34 a.m. to 2:13 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Geoff Regan, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Brendan Naef, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Marc-Olivier Girard, Procedural Clerk
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

Motion

Garnett Genuis moved, — That this committee call for dialogue between the Central Tibetan Administration and the government of the People's Republic of China with a view to enabling Tibet to exercise genuine autonomy within the framework of the Chinese constitution, and report this motion to the House.

Amendment

Leona Alleslev moved, — That the motion be amended by adding after the word “between” the following: “representatives of the Tibetan people (His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his representatives and/or”, and by adding “)” after the words “Central Tibetan Administration”.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Leona Alleslev and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dan Albas, Leona Alleslev, Stéphane Bergeron, Peter Fragiskatos, Garnett Genuis, Jack Harris, Robert Oliphant, Arif Virani, John Williamson, Jean Yip, Lenore Zann — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

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

YEAS: Dan Albas, Leona Alleslev, Stéphane Bergeron, Peter Fragiskatos, Garnett Genuis, Jack Harris, Robert Oliphant, Arif Virani, John Williamson, Jean Yip, Lenore Zann — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

The motion, as amended, read as follows:

That this committee call for dialogue between representatives of the Tibetan people (His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his representatives and/or the Central Tibetan Administration) and the government of the People's Republic of China with a view to enabling Tibet to exercise genuine autonomy within the framework of the Chinese constitution, and report this motion to the House.

Motion

Garnett Genuis moved, — That the committee prepare a report on the situation in Hong Kong, to be presented to the House as soon as possible following the completion of hearings looking specifically at the situation in Hong Kong.

Debate arose thereon.

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

YEAS: Dan Albas, Leona Alleslev, Stéphane Bergeron, Peter Fragiskatos, Garnett Genuis, Jack Harris, Robert Oliphant, Arif Virani, John Williamson, Jean Yip, Lenore Zann — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

Motion

Jack Harris moved, — That the committee invite officials from Global Affairs Canada to provide a briefing on the situation in Tibet and Canada’s relationship at the earliest opportunity as part of its ongoing study on Canada’s relationship with China.

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

YEAS: Dan Albas, Leona Alleslev, Stéphane Bergeron, Peter Fragiskatos, Garnett Genuis, Jack Harris, Robert Oliphant, Arif Virani, John Williamson, Jean Yip, Lenore Zann — 11;

NAYS: — 0.

At 12:44 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.

New York University School of Law
• Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Non-Resident Affiliated Scholar, US-Asia Law Institute
Human Rights in China
• Sharon Hom, Executive Director
University of Surrey
• Malte Philipp Kaeding, Assistant Professor in International Politics
Georgetown University
• Evan S. Medeiros, Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies
University of Toronto
• Lynette H. Ong, Associate Professor of Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
As an individual
• Stéphane Chatigny, Lawyer
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the committee resumed its study of Canada-China relations.

Evan Medeiros, Alvin Y.H. Cheung and Lynette H. Ong made statements and answered questions.

At 11:17 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:25 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Stéphane Chatigny, Sharon Hom and Malte Philipp Kaeding made statements and answered questions.

At 2:13 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Holke
Clerk of the Committee