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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 5
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 6:29 p.m. to 8:36 p.m.
Webcast
Presiding
Peter Fonseca, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Lara Coleman, Analyst
• Jean-Philippe Duguay, Analyst
Islamic Relief Canada
• Zaid al-Rawni, Chief Executive Officer
Doctors Without Borders
• Joe Belliveau, Executive Director
• Jason Nickerson, Humanitarian Affairs Advisor
Amnesty International
• Saad Hammadi, Regional Campaigner, South Asia
CARE Colombia
• Marten Mylius, Country Director
OBAT Canada
• Shujaat Wasty, Founder and Board Member
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the subcommittee on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the subcommittee commenced its study of the impact of COVID-19 on displaced persons, with a focus on displaced persons from Venezuela and Myanmar.

Saad Hammadi and Zaid al-Rawni made statements and answered questions.

At 7:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Joe Belliveau, Marten Mylius and Shujaat Wasty made statements and, with Jason Nickerson, answered questions.

At 8:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:25 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $1,375, for the study of recognition of international human rights champions, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $725, for the briefing on the current situation in Cameroon, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $725, for the briefing on the current situation in Ethiopia, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $2,650, for the study of the impact of COVID-19 on displaced persons, with a focus on displaced persons from Venezuela and Myanmar, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the subcommittee re-invite Bob Rae to appear in regard to its study of the impact of COVID-19 on displaced persons, with a focus on displaced persons from Venezuela and Myanmar.

It was agreed, — That the clerk invite Ángela Hurtado, Jaime Giménez, Danielle Álvarez et Miguel Pachioni, Alvaro Sardiza Miranda, Jimmy Graham, Martha Guerrero Ble and Dr. Oscar Bernal to appear before the subcommittee on Thurday, December 3, 2020 in regards to its study of the impact of COVID-19 on displaced persons, with a focus on displaced persons from Venezuela and Myanmar.

It was agreed, — That witnesses who do not appear before the subcommittee in regard to the study of the impact of COVID-19 on displaced persons, with a focus on displaced persons from Venezuela and Myanmar be invited to submit a written brief to the subcommittee.

It was agreed, — That any changes to the draft statements on the current situations in Zimbabwe and Nigeria be sent to the clerk no later than Monday, November 30, 2020.

At 8:36 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Subcommittee