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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 111
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 3:35 p.m. to 5:18 p.m.
Hon. Hedy Fry, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
• Liane Tanguay, Analyst
As an individual
• Shree Paradkar, Columnist , Toronto Star Newspapers Limited
• Sylvain Chamberland, Chief Executive Officer
Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec
• Éric-Pierre Champagne, President
Gonez Media Inc.
• Brandon Gonez, Chief Executive Officer
Syndicat des travailleuses et travailleurs de Radio-Canada (FNCC-CSN)
• Pierre Tousignant, President
• Lana Payne, National President
• Marc Hollin, National Representative
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, December 7, 2023, the committee resumed its study of a national forum on the media.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 4.41 p.m., Kevin Waugh took the Chair.

At 4:48 p.m., Hon. Hedy Fry took the Chair.

At 5:10 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:16 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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


Rachael Thomas moved, — Given that:
A rise in antisemitism and antisemitic violence at Canadian university and post-secondary campuses is being witnessed and documented across the country, and that,
Six Canadian universities are currently subject to class-action lawsuits alleging “decades-long documented history of antisemitic rhetoric at multiple Canadian universities” and that,
The 2024 AGPI Universities Antisemitism Report Card highlights the “serious problems our universities have with antisemitism, anti-Zionism and anti-Jewish hate”;
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee:
Immediately undertake a comprehensive study, of no less than 10 hours, and invite Presidents of Canadian Universities to discuss what actions they are taking to counter this escalation of antisemitism and antisemitic violence on their campuses, and that the committee report its findings to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

At 5:18 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Geneviève Desjardins
Clerk of the committee