44th Parliament, 1st Session
(November 22, 2021 - Present)

Canada’s Approach to Africa

Last meeting: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
On Monday, January 29, 2024, the committee adopted the following motion :

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), following the establishment of a dedicated mission and permanent observer to the African Union; recognizing Canada’s shared interests and cooperation with countries on the African continent within multilateral organizations including La Francophonie, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations as well as strong people-to-people ties between Africans and Canadians; and with a view to continuing to strengthen Canada’s efforts to collaborate with African partners on shared priorities:

(a) the committee undertake a study on Canada’s approach to Africa;

(b) that such a study examine:

(i) Canada’s diplomatic and geopolitical engagement with countries on the African continent, including how such engagement coordinates with Canada’s International Assistance Program and Canada’s work on a Canada-Africa Economic Cooperation Strategy,

(ii) the political and security situation in the Sahel including the impacts on Canadians and Canadian interests, and

(iii) Canada’s development and humanitarian assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa;

(c) that the study consist of a minimum of six meetings;

(d) that the committee report its findings to the House; and

(e) that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request a comprehensive government response.

Meetings

Webcast Televised Audio only In Camera Cancelled Modified Outside of Parliament Hill