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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 115
Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12:30 p.m. to 1:49 p.m.
John Brassard, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Maxime-Olivier Thibodeau, Analyst
As an individual
• Sanjay Khanna, Strategic Advisor and Foresight Expert
• Ben Nimmo, Threat Investigator, OpenAI
Network Contagion Research Institute
• Joel Finkelstein, Founder and Chief Science Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, the committee resumed its study of the impact of disinformation and of misinformation on the work of parliamentarians.

Ben Nimmo, Joel Finkelstein and Sanjay Khanna made statements and answered questions.

Michael Barrett gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h) and in light of new media reports, the committee undertake an immediate study into Minister Randy Boissonnault’s allegations of fraud and contravention of ethics and lobbying laws; that the committee invite Minister Randy Boissonnault, Kirsten Poon, Stephen Anderson of Global Health Imports and the Ethics Commissioner to testify individually, in addition to any other relevant witnesses; and that the committee report its findings to the House.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $11,500, for the study of impact of disinformation and of misinformation on the work of parliamentarians, be adopted.

At 1:49 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the committee