Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Human Rights

Issue No. 42 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 29, 2019

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 29, 2019


The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights met this day at 11:30 a.m., in room B30, Senate of Canada Building, the chair, the Honourable Wanda Elaine Thomas Bernard, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Bernard, Boyer, Cordy, Hartling, Ngo, Pate and Wells (8).

In attendance: Jean-Philippe Duguay and Alexandra Smith, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, September 20, 2018, the committee continued to examine and monitor issues relating to human rights and, inter alia, to review the machinery of government dealing with Canada's international and national human rights obligations. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 34.)


Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

Daniel Therrien, Privacy Commissioner of Canada;

Lacey Batalov, Acting Director, Government Advisory Directorate.


Jared Mikoch-Gerke, Advisor, Aviation Security.

As individuals:

Rayyan Syed Kamal, 4th Year Medical Student, Western University.

Uzma Jamil, Fellow, Muslim Studies for the InterReligious Institute, Chicago Theological Seminary.

The chair made a statement.

At 11:41 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 11:44 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Therrien made a statement and, together with Ms. Batalov, answered questions.

At 12:11 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 12:17 p.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Jamil, Mr. Mikoch-Gerke and Mr. Kamal each made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:26 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Barbara Reynolds
Clerk of the Committee