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Meeting No. 46
Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in a televised session at 9:03 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Vivian Barbot, Bill Casey, Hon. Mark Eyking, Peter Goldring, Wajid Khan, Francine Lalonde, Alexa McDonough, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Kevin Sorenson and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


Acting Members present: Hon. Stephen Owen for Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh and Caroline St-Hilaire for Francine Lalonde.


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


Appearing: Hon. Josée Verner, Minister of International Cooperation.


Witnesses: Canadian International Development Agency: Robert Greenhill, President; Diane Vincent, Executive Vice-President; Gregory Graham, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Services Branch.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2007-2008: Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, L30, L35, L40, 45 and 50 under FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE referred to the Committee on Tuesday, February 27, 2007.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on February 1, 2007, the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the situation in Afghanistan.

The Minister made a statement in regards to both orders of reference and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 10:02 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:11 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

It was agreed that the Committee adopt the revised list of witnesses for hearings on Afghanistan presented to the Committee.


At 10:18 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:20 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on May 10, 2006, the Committee proceeded to the consideration of a draft outline of a draft report on Democratic Development.

It was agreed, — that the draft outline of the report, as presented by Library Parliament Analyst be adopted.


At 10:53 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/03/28 8:19 a.m.