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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 58
Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 3:32 p.m. to 5:34 p.m.
John Brassard, Chair (Conservative)

• Sameer Zuberi for Iqra Khalid (Liberal)
• Marc Dalton for Jacques Gourde (Conservative)
• Anita Vandenbeld for Hon. Greg Fergus (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Sabrina Charland, Analyst
Democracy Watch
• Duff Conacher, Co-Founder
Canadian Labour Congress
• Mike Luff, National Representative, Political Action Department
• Siobhán Vipond, Executive Vice-President
As an individual
• W. Scott Thurlow, Lawyer, Counsel on legislation
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, the committee resumed its study of the third edition of the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct.

W. Scott Thurlow, Siobhán Vipond and Duff Conacher made statements and, with Mike Luff, answered questions.

Michael Barrett gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee dedicate one of its remaining Access to Information and Privacy System study meetings to hear from the witnesses listed below in regard to the exorbitant hotel costs, of up to $6,000 per night, associated with Prime Minister’s trip to London in September of 2022, that were made public through an Access to Information request; That the following witnesses be invited:

• Mélanie Joly – Minister of Foreign Affairs

• Frédéric Huot-Bolduc – Global Affairs

• Davon Singh – Global Affairs

• Jason Kung – Global Affairs

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

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

Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the committee