As part of its ongoing investigation into the potential threat posed by China-funded university and cultural programs, the SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CANADA-CHINA RELATIONS will hear from Justin Li, who currently serves as director of the National Capital Confucius Institute for Culture, Language and Business at Carleton University, as well as the director emeritus of the University of Alberta’s China Institute. (6:30 – 8:30 PM)
Also on the witness list for the evening session: Two former top-level security officials — one-time national security adviser Richard Fadden and Ward Elcock, who headed up the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
Over at HEALTH members continue their wide-ranging probe of the “emergency situation facing Canadians” as a result of the ongoing pandemic with expert testimony from medical and public-health experts, including representatives from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, the Canadian Public Health Association, the Nunavut Department of Health, as well as COVID-19 Immunity Task Force executive director Timothy Evans, University of Toronto health-policy research chair Gregory Marchildon, and University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran. (11 AM – 1 PM)
Meanwhile, as previewed in iPolitics AM, while NATIONAL DEFENCE is currently slated to meet behind closed doors to work on two draft reports, opposition members could team up to force a return to last week’s debate on a Conservative motion to call in the prime minister’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, to testify on what she — and, ultimately, her boss — knew about the allegations against then-chief of defence staff Jonathan Vance. (11 AM – 1 PM)
Also on the House committee circuit:
- CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION members continue to explore the impact of temporary foreign workers on Canada’s labour market during panel discussions with representatives from the Canadian Meat Council, Canadian Mushroom Growers’ Association, Aliments Asta Inc. and Living Water Resorts, among others. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
- GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS hears from senior Indigenous services and public works officials as they launch a new study into “businesses owned by under-represented groups.” (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
- INTERNATIONAL TRADE members take a closer look at “environmental and clean technology” exported by Canada with expert testimony from the Canadian Nuclear Association, Carbon Upcycling Technologies and Electric Mobility Canada. (11 AM – 1 PM)
- Royal Canadian Legion executive director Steven Clark shares his perspective on 21st century commemorations with VETERANS AFFAIRS. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
- FISHERIES members kick off a new study into the now-banned practice of spot freezing prawns — which, as CBC News reported last month, came as a surprise to the “celebrated B.C. fishery” and has been the target of sustained criticism from the local prawn sector — with presentations from the Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association, Prawn Industry Caucus and the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union, as well as the BC Covid Active Fishermen’s Committee. (3:30 – 5:30 PM)
- CANADIAN HERITAGE members continue to go through the fine print of the government’s proposed overhaul of Canada’s broadcasting regime, which, as outlined in the iPolitics lookahead, has been hit with fresh controversy following the removal of a clause that would have exempted social media from the new regulations. (11 AM – 1 PM)
On the Senate side, NATIONAL FINANCE has blocked off the entire day to review the latest main estimates, although the witness list is still marked as “to follow.”
Committee highlights courtesy of our friends at iPoliticsINTEL.