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Meeting No. 3
Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in camera at 3:37 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Omar Alghabra for Hon. Stéphane Dion, Don H. Bell for Hon. Bryon Wilfert, Hon. Dan McTeague for Hon. Stéphane Dion and Hon. Dan McTeague for Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


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

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee adopts the lists of witnesses for the Committee's Study on Haiti prepared by the Library of Parliament analysts and Committee Members.


It was agreed, — That the Committee adopts an operational budget for its study on Canada's interventions in Haiti, in the amount of 26, 300.00 $.


It was agreed, — That the Committee meets with Jim Morris, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, on May 30, 2006 between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


It was agreed, — That the Committee would not meet with delegations during their regular meeting times but would try to meet with delegations outside the Committees' regular meeting time.


At 4:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Bernard Patry moved, — That the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development gives an official apology to His Excellency Mr. Abdou Diouf, about the disrespectful treatment which he received upon his arrival in Canada and recommends that the Canadian Government does the same.

Debate arose thereon.


On motion of Alexa McDonough, it was agreed, — That the motion be amended in English by replacing the word “gives” with the word “offers”.


The question was put on the motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following recorded division: YEAS: Don H. Bell, Diane Bourgeois, Francine Lalonde, Keith Martin, Alexa McDonough, Dan McTeague, Bernard Patry — 7; NAYS: Bill Casey, Peter Goldring, Deepak Obhrai, Peter Van Loan — 4.


It was agreed, — That the Committee adopts this motion as its first Report to the House and that the Chair present the report to the House.


At 4:45 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/10/23 2:06 p.m.