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Meeting No. 58
Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met by videoconference at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 701, 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, Wajid Khan, Francine Lalonde, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Kevin Sorenson and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


Acting Members present: Paul Dewar for Alexa McDonough and Wayne Marston for Alexa McDonough.


Associate Members present: Hon. Jason Kenney.


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


Witnesses: As an individual: Sarah Chayes, Founder, Arghand (cooperative in Kandahar). The Senlis Council: Norine MacDonald, President and Lead Field Researcher, Security and Development Policy Group.

Human Rights in China - Study of Subcommittee Report.

The Committee commenced consideration of the Subcommittee report.


At 9:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:58 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

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 witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

On motion of Bill Casey, it was agreed, — That the Committee meet jointly at the first opportunity with the Standing Committee on National Defence to hear the Minister of Public Safety, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of International Cooperation in relation to the handling of persons detained by the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.


It was agreed, — That the Committee meet with Mr. Mulet, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), on Thursday May 31, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


At 11:00 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/10/18 4:32 p.m.