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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 51
Thursday, August 13, 2020, 3:01 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Hon. Wayne Easter, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Alexandre Roger, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Andrew Barton, Analyst
• Sylvain Fleury, Analyst
WE Charity
• Dalal Al-Waheidi, Executive Director
• Scott Baker, Chief Operations Officer
As an individual
• Sofia Marquez, Former Staff Member, Government and Stakeholder Relations, WE Charity
• John-Frederick Cameron, Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and the motion adopted by the committee on July 7, 2020, the committee resumed its study of government spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant

Dalal Al-Waheidi made a statement and, with Scott Baker and Sofia Marquez, answered questions.

At 4:07 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.

John-Frederick Cameron made a statement and answered questions.


Pierre Poilievre moved, — That the committee hold an additional meeting on its study into government spending, WE Charity and the Canada Student Service Grant on Wednesday, August 19, for three hours in length; that each party can submit witnesses; and that the meeting focus on WE contracting NATIONAL Public Relations and the ability to deliver the program in the province of Quebec.

Debate arose thereon.

It was agreed, — That the subcommittee on agenda and procedure meet next week to discuss the committee’s future business.

At 5:20 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

David Gagnon
Clerk of the Committee