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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 53
Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 4:59 p.m. to 6:44 p.m.
Fayçal El-Khoury, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Laura Carter, Analyst
• Brendan Naef, Analyst
As an individual
• Yonas Biru, Former Interim Chair of the Ethiopian Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and former Deputy Global Manager of the International Economic Comparison Program at the World Bank
• Meaza Gebremedhin, Independent Researcher and Human Rights Defender
• Witness-Témoin 1
• Witness-Témoin 2
Canadian Amhara Societies Alliance
• Wosen Yitna Beyene, President of International Amhara Movement
Ethio-Canadians for Human Rights
• Semaneh Jemere, Chairperson
• Yohannes Berhe, Member
• Aserdew Kebbede, Member
Security and Justice for Tigrayans Canada
• Kidane Gebremariam, Former Chair and Current Board Member
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the subcommittee on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, the subcommittee commenced its study on the current situation in Ethiopia.

Yonas Biru and Meaza Gebremedhin made statements.

At 4:50 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the subcommittee continue to sit.

Wosen Yitna Beyene, Semaneh Jemere and Kidane Gebremariam made statements and, with Yonas Biru, Meaza Gebremedhin, Yohannes Berhe and Aserdew Kebbede, answered questions.

At 5:50 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the meeting was suspended.

At 6:05 p.m., the meeting resumed in camera.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:20 p.m., the meeting was suspended.

At 6:27 p.m., the meeting resumed.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:44 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the Subcommittee