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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 65
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 3:21 p.m. to 5:01 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Canadian American Business Council
• Maryscott Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association
• Mark Nantais, President
Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance
• Daniel Ujczo, International Trade Attorney, Dickinson Wright PLLC
Business Council of Canada
• Andrea van Vugt, Vice-President, North America
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Committee commenced its study of priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico.

Andrea van Vugt, Daniel Ujczo, Maryscott Greenwood and Mark Nantais made statements and answered questions.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:41 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Chair submit to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee the preliminary submission of travel to the U.S. Midwest, Northeast and Mexico in relation to the study of priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the designated provincial envoys who represent their respective provinces on the softwood lumber file and hear from them their priorities for a new Softwood Lumber Agreement between Canada and the United States; and that the Committee, after these initial meetings, then invite the Minister of Natural Resources to present the government’s plan on a new Softwood Lumber Agreement.

At 5:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee