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View Tim Uppal Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, Commissioner, for being here for this important study.
As Canadians, we around the table would all agree that there's so much we have to proud of in being Canadian. We are proud of our history and proud of what Canada is. Of course, there are issues we need to work on in Canada. Racism is one of them, both racist incidents and systemic racism. We've all acknowledged that they exist in our public institutions and in private institutions as well.
This is a very important conversation. It's an important opportunity to study this issue and for legislators to take a look at how we can move forward. As parents, this conversation about racism is one that my wife and I have had with our kids. Racism is not something we can completely shield them from, so it's something we feel they need to understand and to maybe prepare them for as they grow older. Of course, the conversations change, but they're important. The work we're doing today is working to make the system better going into the future, and better for them.
To start off, I just want to ask you about the makeup of the RCMP, the demographics of it. Do you have any statistics? In terms of members with cultural, indigenous or ethnic backgrounds, do you know what the percentages are, overall, for the RCMP? Is that data that you keep? If you do—which would be important for recruitment—where was that five years ago compared to where are you now?
View Tim Uppal Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you. That's the makeup of all of it. What does that look like in the management ranks?
View Tim Uppal Profile
CPC (AB)
Do you have statistics on the number of police interactions in Canada, interactions versus those that result in complaints?
I'm just trying to get a sense of the scope of that problem. I know you mentioned use of force. This wouldn't be just specifically use of force but overall complaints.
View Len Webber Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair. I have a point of order.
MP Davies took all these fantastic questions of mine and asked them, so now I'm scrambling. My questions may not be as fantastic as Mr. Davies' were, so bear with me.
My first question is for Mr. Konyndyk.
You mentioned that you served in the government and led the Obama administration's response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. In a recent Frontline documentary, you speak about the political pressures public health officials are subject to and the pressure to downplay the bad news.
Canada is a country that is highly integrated and dependent on a close relationship with the United States. What words of advice do you have for us? Can we trust the U.S. government to provide accurate and thorough information to us when we need to make key decisions, such as reopening the border to non-essential travel?
View Len Webber Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you for that.
Mr. Konyndyk, in your closing remarks you talked a bit about international monies not getting to the front lines. Of $2.5 billion, $2 million is going to the front-line organizations. Where is 99% of that money going? Can you give us some clarification, please?
View Len Webber Profile
CPC (AB)
Great. Thank you.
View Len Webber Profile
CPC (AB)
That's fine, MP Jansen.
Mr. Konyndyk, you had some comments to make on that.
View Len Webber Profile
CPC (AB)
Okay, well I'm going to pass my questions back to MP Jansen then.
View Garnett Genuis Profile
CPC (AB)
I just have a brief point of order, Mr. Chair.
Given the technical problems—and this happens, I understand; it's nobody's fault—I wonder if these witnesses could be brought back at a later date in order to take further questions. The experiences of Taiwan and South Korea have been so critical to our understanding of what needs to be done that I think there would be a consensus to give them another opportunity for further questioning at a later date.
View Garnett Genuis Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
I was experiencing some technical difficulties myself, so I do want to quickly confirm one piece of the minister's testimony.
Minister, did you say that you have refinanced those mortgages now, so you no longer hold mortgages with the Bank of China? Did I hear that correctly?
View Garnett Genuis Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you very much, Minister, because many of your colleagues in the House had been saying this was not a big deal. I appreciate there is now an understanding that that is an issue and that has been addressed. This is something that, of course, we in the opposition were calling for.
I do want to clarify, though, one element of the disclosure. You had a disclosure from March 30, 2016. That disclosure referred to a mortgage, singular, it didn't make reference to multiple mortgages on multiple properties. When I checked your disclosures earlier this year, it may have been February or March, there was no reference to either mortgage on the website, and then there was a disclosure dated June 4, which lists those two mortgages.
Did you have both mortgages for the entirety of your time as the minister?
View Garnett Genuis Profile
CPC (AB)
Minister, I think it would be worthwhile if you tabled before the committee that record of the March 30 disclosure from 2016. I'm surprised to hear you say that because it's certainly not what I, and I think others, saw on the website. Maybe there was some information you gave to the Ethics Commissioner that was not publicly disclosed. Or maybe I'm wrong, but I think it's—
View Garnett Genuis Profile
CPC (AB)
Can you table the document? I have some other questions I do want to ask you as well, Minister.
View Garnett Genuis Profile
CPC (AB)
That seems like a point of debate, but I can respond just on the point of order.
The member should know well the motion that allowed this committee to meet online gave the committee explicit permission to go beyond the normal parameters of the health committee. Part of this is because the Canada-China committee has not been allowed to meet despite the majority of the members wanting to meet. The foreign affairs committee has not been called and is not able to meet. The minister wasn't in the House all of last week when I wanted to ask him questions about this.
On Mr. Van Bynen's point of order, I think it is well within the parameters of the unanimous consent motion passed by the House. I would love to be able to ask the minister more of these questions in the House or at the Canada-China committee, but we've been deprived of those fora to ask those important questions.
View Garnett Genuis Profile
CPC (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
It's interesting that we have Liberals intervening, because it's the Liberal chair of the Canada-China committee who has—
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