On Friday, October 23, the Committee adopted the following motion:
That, pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the committee undertake a study on the government’s COVID-19 recovery plan for Canadian exporters; that this study include an examination of changes to how international trade will be conducted in a world impacted by COVID-19, of what the Trade Commissioner Service is doing to prepare for these changes and help Canadian businesses navigate them, and of which agreements would be in Canada’s best interests to pursue at the present time; that the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade be invited to appear; that the Chief Trade Commissioner be invited to appear; that briefs submitted to the committee be no longer that 2,000 words; and that the Committee report back to the House.
The committee is currently receiving submissions from those interested in this topic. Submissions should not exceed 2,000 words. Once received, briefs are translated, distributed to committee members and posted on the committee's website.
The deadline for submitting briefs has not been set. As soon as a deadline has been set, it will be posted on the committee's website.