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Meeting No. 53
Thursday, May 3, 2007

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in camera at 9:08 a.m. this day, in Room 705, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Peggy Nash for Alexa McDonough.


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


Delegation: Embassy of the Portuguese Republic: H. E. Joao Pedro Da Silveira Carvalho, Ambassador of the Portuguese Republic to Canada. Parliament of Portugal: His Excellency Jaime José Matos da Gama, Speaker of the Portuguese Parliament; Teresa Margarida Figueiredo de Vasconcelos Caeiro, Member of Parliament; Ricardo Manuel de Amaral Rodrigues, Member of Parliament; Jose Honorio Faria Gonçalves Novo, Member of Parliament; Joao Bosco Soares Mota Amaral, Member of Parliament.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on May 10, 2006, the Committee resumed its study on Democratic Development.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.


At 10:50 a.m., the sitting was suspended.


At 10:51 a.m., the Committee resumed sitting in public.

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

Bryon Wilfert moved, — That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development call on senior officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency to provide the Committee with a comprehensive and detailed briefing on the Government’s current strategy and involvement in the Horn of Africa, specifically Somalia.

Debate arose thereon.


After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


At 10:57 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:03 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee met with representatives of the delegation from the Portuguese Republic

At 11:35 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/05/04 10:08 a.m.