The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure which read as follows:
That the Committee begin a study of Bill C-9, An Act to implement the Convention on the Settlement of Investments Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention) on Thursday November 22, 2007, by inviting the Minister of Foreign Affairs and senior department officials;
That the Committee instruct the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, to prepare a study budget for each study that the Committee agrees to carry out and instruct the Chair to present said budgets to the Subcommitee on Budgets of the Liaison Committee;
That the Committee attend a conference in Ottawa on December 11, 2007, entitled “Peacebuilding in Afghanistan: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead“, sponsored by the University of Ottawa, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in place of its normal meeting on that day from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.;
That the Committee seek permission to travel off the Parliamentary Precincts to attend a conference on Afghanistan, at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on December 11, 2007;
That the Committee meet with representatives from the Canadian Food Security Policy Group on December 4, 2007.