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Meeting No. 63
Thursday, June 7, 2007

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in camera at 9:00 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Brian Storseth for Bill Casey.


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

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 10:49 a.m., the sitting was suspended.


At 10:50 a.m., the Committee resumed sitting in public.

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

Alexa McDonough moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, as part of its ongoing concern for the crisis in Darfur and consideration of issues of Corporate Social Responsibility, invite senior officials from DFAIT, CIDA and other relevant departments, as well as the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide, to appear before the committee to share knowledge about what Canadian public and private funds are currently invested in Sudan and explore legislative initiatives the Canadian Government could put forward to set regulations for such investments, and report to the House on its findings..

Debate arose thereon.


The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 7; NAYS: 4.


At 10:59 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/06/08 9:29 a.m.