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Meeting No. 23
Monday, April 7, 2008

The Standing Committee on International Trade met in camera at 3:39 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Lee Richardson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Guy André, Hon. Navdeep Bains, Ron Cannan, Sukh Dhaliwal, Peter Julian, John Maloney, Larry Miller, Lee Richardson and Lui Temelkovski.


Acting Members present: Jean-Yves Roy for Serge Cardin.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Michael Holden, Analyst.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on February 25, 2008, the Committee resumed its study of the Free Trade Agreement Between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.


It was agreed, — That the draft report , as amended, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Committee append to its report dissenting opinions provided that they are no more than one (1) page in length and submitted electronically to the Clerk of the Committee, in both official languages, no later than 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $118,952, for the Committee’s travel to Bogota (Columbia) and Panama in May 2008 be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Budget Subcommittee of the Liaison Committee.


At 5:18 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jacques Lahaie
Clerk of the Committee

2008/04/08 1:40 p.m.