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Meeting No. 60
Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 307, West Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Vivian Barbot, Hon. Ujjal Dosanjh, Wajid Khan, Francine Lalonde, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry and Kevin Sorenson.


Acting Members present: Paul Dewar for Alexa McDonough.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Marcus Pistor, Analyst.


Witnesses: United Nations: Edmond Mulet, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH); Andrew Grene, Special Assistant to the SRSG (MINUSTAH). As an individual: Claude Boucher, Canada's Ambassador to Haiti.

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

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

1. That the Committee meet jointly with the Standing Committee on National Defence, pursuant to the motion adopted May 29, 2007, on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. to hear from the various Ministers concerning the issue of Afghan detainees;

2. That the Analysts from the Library of Parliament with the Clerk of the Committee prepare a draft work plan for the study of Bill C-53;

3. That the Committee consider the Fifth report of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights concerning Iran at a future date;

4. That the Committee continue its study of the Fourth report of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights concerning human rights in China, once it has finished consideration of the Committee's report on Democratic Development.


It was agreed, — That the report of the Subcommittee be concurred in.

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

Mr. Mulet made a statement and answered questions.


At 12:05 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/10/18 4:36 p.m.