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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 74
Monday, May 15, 2023, 3:56 p.m. to 5:39 p.m.
Rick Perkins, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Sarah Lemelin-Bellerose, Analyst
As an individual
• Subrata Bhattacharjee, Partner and National Chair , Competition and Foreign Investment Review Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
• Chris Hersh, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
• Navin Joneja, Partner and Co-Chair, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group, Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP
McMillan LLP
• Joshua Krane, Partner, Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, April 17, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 5:23 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:27 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, notwithstanding the motion of April 21, 2023, that, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) the committee undertake a one-meeting study on the federal government’s massive 14-billion-dollar investment in Volkswagen to build an EV battery plant in St. Thomas, Ontario:

  1. The committee order the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to provide the committee with an unredacted copy of the contract(s) with Volkswagen;
  2. The committee order the Ontario Department of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to provide the committee with an unredacted copy of the contract(s) with Volkswagen;
  3. That the committee receive the unredacted documents. That, when these documents are received by the clerk:
    1. They be available at the clerk's office for viewing by permanent members of the committee by appointment, during specific hours, for a minimum of 48 hours before the meeting under the supervision of the clerk and that no personal mobile, electronic or recording devices of any kind be permitted in the room during the viewings; and that no notes be taken in the room.
  4. That the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry and Department Officials be invited to appear for a two hour in camera meeting and that during this meeting;
    1. only essential House of Commons support staff required for the running of the meeting be permitted to attend;
    2. no personal mobile, electronic or recording devices of any kind be permitted in the room during the meeting;
    3. only permanent members have access to the meeting blues;
    4. numbered paper copies of the documents be given to committee members who are present in person by the clerk at the beginning of the said meeting and that these copies be returned to the clerk at the end of the meeting and that the clerk be instructed to destroy the said copies and any other documents following the meeting; and that no notes be taken out of the room.
  5. That this meeting occurs on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

At 5:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Miriam Burke
Clerk of the committee