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Meeting No. 33
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Standing Committee on International Trade met at 4:02 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Lee Richardson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Hon. Navdeep Bains, Ron Cannan, Serge Cardin, Sukh Dhaliwal, Peter Julian, Gerald Keddy, John Maloney, Larry Miller, Joyce Murray and Lee Richardson.


Acting Members present: André Bellavance for Guy André and Jean-Yves Roy for Guy André.


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


Witnesses: Peace Brigades International: Gilles-Philippe Pagé, Colombia Project. Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL): Alexa Barrera, Project Manager, Trade and Development; Vladimir Torres, Project Manager, Trade and Development. United Steelworkers: Roger Falconer, Department Leader, Organizing and Strategic Campaigns Department. Enbridge Inc.: Leigh Cruess, Senior Vice-President, International; D'Arcy Levesque, Vice-President , Public and Government Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on April 2, 2008, the Committee resumed its study of the ongoing free trade negotiations between Canada and Colombia, with a focus on how environmental impacts and human rights concerns are addressed in trade agreements.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

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

At 5:23 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:26 p.m., the sitting resumed.


At 5:51 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jacques Lahaie
Clerk of the Committee

2008/06/05 9:54 a.m.