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Meeting No. 30
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in camera at 3:36 p.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Vice-Chair, Bernard Patry, presiding.


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


Acting Members present: Hon. Maria Minna for Hon. Keith Martin and Rick Norlock for Kevin Sorenson.


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

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.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.


At 5:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee meet on Thursday May 29, 2008 between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. to hear from witnesses in China, via videoconference.


Paul Dewar moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development report to the House the following recommendations; that the Government adopt the recommendations put forward in the Advisory Group Report: National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility and the Canadian Extractive Industry in Developing Countries, and that the government announce its proposals for the implementation of the Report’s recommendations, be moved to the top of the list.

Debate arose thereon.


At 5:32 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2008/06/03 9:28 a.m.