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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 61
Friday, March 10, 2023, 8:44 a.m. to 11:04 a.m.
John Brassard, Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandra Savoie, Analyst
• Sabrina Charland, Analyst
As an individual
• Gabrielle Lim, Doctoral Fellow, Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Alliance Canada Hong Kong
• Cherie Wong, Executive Director
• Ai-Men Lau, Advisor
Chinese Canadian Concern Group on the Chinese Communist Party’s Human Rights Violation
• Bill Chu, Spokesperson
Toronto Association for Democracy in China
• Cheuk Kwan, Co-Chair
Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project
• Mehmet Tohti, Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, the committee resumed its study of foreign interference and threats to the integrity of democratic institutions, intellectual property and the Canadian state.

Gabrielle Lim, Cheuk Kwan and Mehmet Tohti made statements and answered questions.

At 9:46 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:52 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Bill Chu, Cherie Wong and Ai-Men Lau made statements and answered questions.

Michael Barrett gave notice of the following motion:

That the committee, in relation to its study of foreign interference, invite Katie Telford, Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, to appear alone for three hours, provided that she be sworn or affirmed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.


René Villemure moved, — That, as part of its study on foreign interference, the committee invite Mr. Raphaël Glucksmann to testify as Chair of the Special Commission on Interference in the Democratic Processes of the European Union, including disinformation; that the committee allocate a minimum of one hour to hear the said witness during one of the first three Friday morning meetings scheduled for study, prioritizing first the meeting on Friday, March 24, and then the one on March 31 or April 17, 2023.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Michael Barrett, Greg Fergus, Lisa Hepfner, Damien C. Kurek, Tim Louis, Soraya Martinez Ferrada, René Villemure, Kevin Waugh — 8;

NAYS: — 0.

At 11:04 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Nancy Vohl
Clerk of the committee