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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 92
Monday, February 5, 2024, 3:53 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Ali Ehsassi, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Billy Joe Siekierski, Analyst
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Weldon Epp, Assistant Deputy Minister, Indo-Pacific
• Marie-Louise Hannan, Director General, South Asia Bureau
• Karina Sihota, Senior Desk Officer, India and Bhutan
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee proceeded to a briefing on diplomatic relations between India and Canada.

Weldon Epp made a statement and answered questions.

Heather McPherson gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(1)(a), and given the value of military goods and technology exported to India from Canada in 2022 exceeds $54.8 million, the committee order Global Affairs Canada to produce all documents, briefing notes, memorandums and emails between the department and the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ Office, the Privy Council Office and the Prime Minister's Office related to the granting of any arms export permits to India between 2021 and 2024, within 30 days of the adoption of this motion; and that these documents be provided to the committee without redactions except to protect Cabinet confidences.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:09 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:14 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $2,000, for a briefing on diplomatic relations between India and Canada, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $30,500, for the Subcommittee on International Human Rights and its study of the detention of Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong, be adopted.

At 5:45 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the committee