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Meeting No. 23
Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in a televised session at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Raymond Chan, Johanne Deschamps, Paul Dewar, Peter Goldring, Wajid Khan, Denis Lebel, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Hon. Bob Rae and Kevin Sorenson.


Acting Members present: Diane Bourgeois for Vivian Barbot, Hon. Irwin Cotler for Hon. Keith Martin and Wayne Marston for Paul Dewar.


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


Witnesses: Department of National Defence: R.J. Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff. La Mancha Resources Inc.: Martin Amyot, Vice-President, Corporate Development. International Crisis Group: David Mozersky, Project Director, Horn of Africa.

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.

General Hillier made a statement and answered questions.


At 4:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on November 20, 2007, the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the crisis in Sudan and investments.

David Mozersky and Martin Amyot made statements and answered questions.


At 5:25, the sitting was suspended.

At 5:27, 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 $ 12,850 for the study of RADARSAT-2 be adopted and forwarded to the Liaison Committee.


It was agreed, — That the Subcommitte on Agenda and Procedure meet Monday, April 14, 2008 after the normal hour for Question Period.


At 5:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2008/09/19 9:12 a.m.