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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 3
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 3:48 p.m. to 5:37 p.m.
Presiding
Scott Simms, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Gabrielle de Billy Brown, Analyst
• Erin Virgint, Analyst
• Hon. Steven Guilbeault, P.C., M.P., Minister of Canadian Heritage
Department of Canadian Heritage
• Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister
• Jean-Stéphen Piché, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, the committee proceeded to a briefing with the Minister of Canadian Heritage on his Mandate Letter.

The minister made a statement and, with the witnesses, answered questions.

At 5:05 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:10 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the committee undertake a study of the creation and implementation of new measures for online media platforms and internet service providers requiring them to monitor, address and remove content that constitutes hate speech and remove any other content which is illegal in Canada or prohibited by the Criminal Code such as incitement of violence, incitement of genocide, creation or distribution of terrorist propaganda and exploitation of children, in a timely manner; that the committee hold no less than four meetings on this subject with relevant witnesses; and that the committee report its findings to the House.

At 5:37 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jubilee Jackson
Clerk of the Committee