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Meeting No. 32
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 3:37 p.m. this day, in Room 362, East Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Bill Casey, Peter Goldring, Alexa McDonough, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Kevin Sorenson and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


Acting Members present: Vivian Barbot for Francine Lalonde, Hon. Mark Eyking for Hon. Albina Guarnieri, Hon. John McKay for Hon. Keith Martin, Ted Menzies for Hon. Peter Van Loan and Caroline St-Hilaire for Diane Bourgeois.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: James Lee, Analyst; Allison Goody, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Finance: Graham Flack, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Trade and Finance Branch; Dan Hermosa, Law Branch. Department of Foreign Affairs: Michael Small, Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Issues; Alain Tellier, Deputy Director, Security and Privileges and Immunities Law Section.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, September 20, 2006, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-293, An Act respecting the provision of development assistance abroad.

Michael Small made a statement and, with Alain Tellier, answered questions.


At 4:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:43 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Graham Flack made a statement and answered questions.


At 5:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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

The Chair presented the sixth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:

1. It was agreed — That the Committee discuss the draft report on Haiti during the second hour of the meeting on December 5, 2006;

2. It was agreed — That the Committee meet with various witnesses during the month of December on the study on democratic development, including John Williams, MP and Kevin Deaveau, MLA;

3. It was agreed — That the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a draft budget respecting the Committee’s proposed travel to Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. in February, for consideration by the Committee;

4. It was agreed — That the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell of the Madrid Group be invited to appear before the Committee at a future date.


It was agreed, — That the report be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 57, 742, for the Committee’s travel to Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. from February 4 to 8, 2007, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.


At 5:48 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2006/11/29 3:03 p.m.