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Meeting No. 28
Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met by videoconference at 3:36 p.m. this day, in Room 701, La Promenade Building, the Vice-Chair, Bernard Patry, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Diane Bourgeois, Peter Goldring, Hon. Keith Martin, Alexa McDonough, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Kevin Sorenson, Peter Van Loan and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


Acting Members present: Vivian Barbot for Francine Lalonde, Dave Batters for Bill Casey and Hon. Mark Eyking for Hon. Albina Guarnieri.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Gerald Schmitz, Principal; James Lee, Analyst.


Witnesses: University of Calgary: Prof. David Bercuson, Director, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies. Project Ploughshares: Ernie Regehr, Senior Policy Advisor. Mennonite Economic Development Associates of Canada: Linda M. Jones, Technical Director, International Operations. University of Ottawa: Roland Paris, Associate Professor, Public and International Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on September 25, 2006, the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the situation in Afghanistan.

Ernie Regehr and David Bercuson made statements and answered questions.


At 3:50 p.m., Kevin Sorenson took the Chair.


At 4:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:39 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Linda M. Jones and Roland Paris made statements and answered questions.


At 5:27 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.


It was agreed, — That during the second hour of Committee's meeting on November 21 they study a draft report on Haiti.


It was agreed, — That the Chair be authorized, on behalf of the Committee, to prepare a travel budget respecting the Committee’s proposed travel to Washington, DC and New York in relation to their study on democratic development, for the period of January 21, 2007, to January 25, 2007, and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.


At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2006/11/17 10:43 a.m.