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Meeting No. 19
Monday, July 31, 2006

The Standing Committee on International Trade met in a televised session at 2:48 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Leon Benoit, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Guy André, Leon Benoit, Hon. Mark Eyking, Helena Guergis, Peter Julian, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, John Maloney and Lui Temelkovski.


Acting Members present: Bill Casey for Pierre Lemieux, Paul Crête for Pierre A. Paquette, Hon. Jay Hill for Ted Menzies and Christian Paradis for Ron Cannan.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Michael Holden, Analyst; Elizabeth Kuruvila, Analyst. Standing Committee on International Trade: Alexandre Roger, Co-Clerk of the Committee.


Witnesses: Free Trade Lumber Council: Carl Grenier, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer. Ontario Forest Industries Association: Jamie Lim, President and Director General. Gorman Brothers Lumber Ltd.: Bill Reedy, Manager. Alberta Softwood Lumber Trade Council: Trevor Wakelin, Chair.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study of Softwood Lumber - Agreement of July 1st, 2006.
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

Lui Temelkovski moved, — That the Standing Committee on International Trade, noting that the Hon. Michael Wilson, who as Ambassador to the United States was closely involved in the softwood lumber negotiations and who has taken a prominent role on behalf of the government in the public debate that has ensued, requests that he appear at the next scheduled meeting on August 21st.


By unanimous consent, after debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study of Softwood Lumber.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


On motion of Mark Eyking, it was agreed, — That the Committee do now adjourn, and that the next meeting begin.


At 3:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


James M. Latimer
Committee Clerk

2006/08/02 4:17 p.m.