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Meeting No. 8
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in a televised session at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre Block, the Chair, Kevin Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Raymond Chan, Paul Dewar, Peter Goldring, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Kevin Sorenson and Caroline St-Hilaire.


Acting Members present: Claude Bachand for Vivian Barbot, Ken Boshcoff for Hon. Bryon Wilfert, Sylvie Boucher for Denis Lebel, Daryl Kramp for Wajid Khan and Hon. Dan McTeague for Hon. Keith Martin.


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


Appearing: Hon. Maxime Bernier, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Bev Oda, Minister of International Cooperation.


Witnesses: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Yves Brodeur, Assistant Deputy Minister, Afghanistan Task Force. Canadian International Development Agency: Stephen Wallace, Vice-President, Afghanistan Task Force.

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 Ministers made statements and answered questions.


At 5:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:07 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.


At 5:37 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee

2007/12/21 8:37 a.m.