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Meeting No. 26
Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Standing Committee on International Trade met at 9:10 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, for the purpose of electing a Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 106(1).


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


Acting Members present: Tom Lukiwski for Pierre Lemieux.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Peter Berg, Analyst; Michael Holden, Analyst; Elizabeth Kuruvila, Analyst.

The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Chair.

On motion of Ted Menzies, seconded by Peter Julian, it was agreed, — That Leon Benoit be elected Chair of the Committee.


On motion of Ron Cannan, it was agreed, — That Lui Temelkovski be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.


On motion of Guy André, it was agreed, — That Serge Cardin be elected Second Vice-Chair of the Committee.


Leon Benoit took the Chair.


By unanimous consent, it was agreed, — That the Committee proceed to consider its future business.


John Maloney moved, — That the motion adopted by the Committee at its meeting of August 21, 2006, which read as follows: “That Given the continued concerns expressed by many witnesses appearing before the Standing Committee on International Trade on the Softwood Lumber Agreement, and the importance of the matter to the Province of British Columbia which accounts for over half of all Canadian Softwood exports, and in order that this committee obtain all the information required to make its recommendation to the House, that this Committee conduct hearings in Vancouver, Thunderbay, Ontario and Saguenay Region, Quebec upon the return of Parliament.” be rescinded .


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.


It was agreed, — That a future business be held on Thursday, September 26, 2006.


At 9:40 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Normand Radford
Clerk of the Committee

2007/10/18 10:06 a.m.