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Meeting No. 33
Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 371, West Block, the Chair, Kevin A. Sorenson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Jim Abbott, Johanne Deschamps, Paul Dewar, Peter Goldring, Francine Lalonde, James Lunney, Bernard Patry, Glen Douglas Pearson, Hon. Bob Rae and Kevin Sorenson.


Acting Members present: Robert Clarke for Lois Brown, Jean Dorion for Francine Lalonde, Rick Norlock for Deepak Obhrai and Stephen Woodworth for Peter Goldring.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Allison Goody, Analyst; James Lee, Analyst.


Witnesses: Department of Natural Resources: Stephen Lucas, Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals and Metals Sector; Ginny Flood, Director General, Minerals, Metals and Materials Policy Branch. Rights & Democracy: Rémy M. Beauregard, President; Carole Samdup, Senior Advisor, Economic and Social Rights. OTD Exploration Services Inc.: William McGuinty, President. Harvard Law School: Tyler Giannini, Lecturer on Law, International Human Rights Clinic; Sarah Knuckey, New York University Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, April 22, 2009, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries.

Stephen Lucas made a statement and answered questions.


At 9:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:58 a.m., the sitting resumed.


Rémy M. Beauregard, William McGuinty, Tyler Giannini and Sarah Knuckey made statements and, with Carole Samdup, answered questions.


At 11:05 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Carmen DePape
Clerk of the Committee

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