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Meeting No. 14
Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 3:33 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Vivian Barbot, Hon. Raymond Chan, Paul Dewar, Peter Goldring, Wajid Khan, Denis Lebel, Hon. Keith Martin, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Kevin Sorenson and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


Acting Members present: Johanne Deschamps for Caroline St-Hilaire.


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


Witnesses: Conference of Defence Associations: Alain Pellerin, Executive Director; Paul Manson, President. Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations: Marc André Boivin, Deputy Director. As an individual: Seddiq Weera, Senior Advisor, Independent National Commission on Strengthening Peace and Senior Policy Advisor, Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Strategic Forecasting, Inc : Kamran Bokhari, Director of Middle East Analysis . As an individual: Lewis MacKenzie.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 20, 2007, the Committee resumed its study of Canada's mission in Afghanistan.

Paul Manson, Marc André Boivin and Seddiq Weera made statements and answered questions.


At 4:34 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Kamran Bokhari and Lewis MacKenzie made statements and answered questions.


At 5:26, the sitting was suspended.

At 5:28, the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 9 650, for the study on Sudan, be adopted.


It was agreed, — To move the meeting on Sudan, from Tuesday February 26, 2008 to Thursday February 28, 2008.


At 5:35 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2008/02/18 2:13 p.m.