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Meeting No. 5
Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 3:40 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Ted Menzies for Bill Casey and Pablo Rodriguez for Hon. Stéphane Dion.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Gerald Schmitz, Principal.


Appearing: Hon. Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Witnesses: Department of Foreign Affairs: Jamal Khokar, Director General, Latin America and Caribbean Bureau. Interim Electoral Council of Haiti: Jacques P. Bernard, Director General. Elections Canada: Jean-Pierre Kingsley, Chief Electoral Officer; Diane R. Davidson, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Legal Counsel.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on May 10, 2006, the Committee commenced a study of Canada's role in complex international interventions that involve multiple foreign policy instruments focusing on Canada's efforts in Haiti.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:43 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:48 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Jean-Pierre Kingsley and Jacques Bernard made statements and answered questions.


At 5:50 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/10/23 11:40 a.m.