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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 114
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 4:35 p.m. to 6:42 p.m.
Ali Ehsassi, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Billy Joe Siekierski, Analyst
As an individual
• Farzin Nadimi, Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
• Fen Osler Hampson, Chancellor's Professor and Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
• Dennis Horak, Retired Canadian Diplomat
Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
• Brandon Silver, International Human Rights Lawyer and Director of Policy and Projects
United Against Nuclear Iran
• Kasra Aarabi, Director of IRGC Research
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, February 16, 2023, the committee resumed its study of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and current situation in Iran.

Farzin Nadimi and Kasra Aarabi made statements and answered questions.

Heather McPherson gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee conduct a study on Canada-India relations, with particular focus on human rights of minorities in India and Canada’s arms sales to India; that the study consist of at least four meetings; that the Minister of Foreign Affairs be invited to appear, and that the committee invite witnesses from Canadian civil society and international human rights organizations; that the committee reports its findings to the House; and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 5:31 p.m., the meeting was suspended.

At 5:36 p.m., the meeting resumed.

Fen Osler Hampson and Dennis Horak made statements and answered questions.

At 6:42 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the committee