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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 2
Monday, February 3, 2020, 3:29 p.m. to 5:34 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Ron McKinnon, Chair (Liberal)

• Martin Champoux for Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
• Pierre Paul-Hus for Matt Jeneroux (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Sonya Norris, Analyst
• Karin Phillips, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $9,300.00, for the briefing on the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, be adopted.

On motion of Don Davies, it was agreed, — That all requests to appear before the committee be distributed to the committee members.

On motion of Don Davies, it was agreed, — That whenever a Minister appears before the committee, every effort be made to ensure that the meeting is televised.

On motion of Don Davies, it was agreed, — That the committee may meet in camera only for the following purposes:

(a) to consider a draft report;

(b) to attend briefings concerning national security;

(c) to consider lists of witnesses;

(d) for any other reason, with the unanimous consent of the committee;

That all votes taken in camera, with the exception of votes regarding the consideration of draft reports, be recorded in the Minutes of Proceedings, including how each member voted when recorded votes are requested;

That any motion to sit in camera is debatable and amendable.

At 3:37 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Canada Border Services Agency
• Paul MacKinnon, Executive Vice-President
• Denis Vinette, Vice-President, Travellers Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Heather Jeffrey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Consular, Security and Emergency Management
Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
• Patrick Tanguy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs
Department of Transport
• Aaron McCrorie, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety and Security
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, January 27, 2020, and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the committee resumed a briefing on the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Paul MacKinnon, Heather Jeffrey, Patrick Tanguy and Aaron McCrorie made statements and, with Denis Vinette, answered questions.

At 5:34 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.



Alexandre Jacques
Clerk of the Committee