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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 20
Monday, March 22, 2021, 6:32 p.m. to 8:37 p.m.
Hon. Geoff Regan, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Brendan Naef, Analyst
• Holly Porteous, Analyst
NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
• Janis Sarts, Director
Public Health Agency of Canada
• Iain Stewart, President
• Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, Acting Scientific Director General, National Microbiology Laboratory
As an individual
• Christopher Parsons, Senior Research Associate, Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the committee resumed its study of Canada-China relations.

Iain Stewart made a statement and, with Guillaume Poliquin, answered questions.

At 7:09 p.m., Garnett Genuis took the Chair.

At 7:11 p.m., Stéphane Bergeron took the Chair.

At 7:14 p.m., Geoff Regan took the Chair.

ORDERED, — That the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada provide a written response to all questions raised during the course of tonight’s meeting in relation to the two scientists whose employment at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory was terminated and that the response be submitted to the clerk of the committee, no later than 2:00 PM (EDT) on Friday, March 26, 2021.

At 7:44 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:46 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 8:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marie-France Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee