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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 94
Monday, February 12, 2024, 4:02 p.m. to 6:01 p.m.
Heath MacDonald, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sabrina Charland, Analyst
• Alexsandra Ferland, Analyst
As an individual
• Andrew Clement, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
• Kate Robertson, Senior Research Associate, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Canadian Bankers Association
• Charles Docherty, Assistant General Counsel and Vice-President, Legal and Risk
• Angelina Mason, General Counsel and Senior Vice-President, Legal and Risk
Canadian Telecommunications Association
• Robert Ghiz, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Eric Smith, Senior Vice-President
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
• Philippe Dufresne, Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
• Tolga Yalkin, Assistant Superintendent, Regulatory Response Sector
Pursuant to the order of reference of Monday, March 27, 2023, the committee resumed consideration of Bill C-26, An Act respecting cyber security, amending the Telecommunications Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts.

Philippe Dufresne, Tolga Yalkin and Kate Robertson made statements.


Doug Shipley moved, —

That the committee acknowledge that auto theft is a pressing issue facing Canadians and pursuant to the motion agreed upon regarding auto thefts on Monday, October 23, 2023, the committee commence this study on Monday, February 26, 2024 and dedicate the following six Monday meetings to this study, while reserving the committee’s Thursday meetings for the study of Bill C-26. Additionally, pursuant to the motion agreed upon regarding the Rights of Victims of Crime, Reclassification, and Transfer of Federal Offenders on Monday, October 23, 2023, that the committee extend its meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2024 for an additional hour and the Minister be invited to appear for the full three hours in order to discuss all matters related to his mandate.


Debate arose thereon.

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

YEAS: Damien C. Kurek, Dane Lloyd, Kristina Michaud, Glen Motz, Doug Shipley — 5;

NAYS: Chris Bittle, Iqwinder Gaheer, Peter Julian, Ron McKinnon, Jennifer O'Connell, Peter Schiefke — 6.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:08 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Robert Ghiz, Angelina Mason and Andrew Clement made statements and, with Eric Smith and Charles Docherty, answered questions.

At 6:01 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Simon Larouche
Clerk of the committee