Skip to main content Start of content

AFGH Committee Meeting

Notices of Meeting include information about the subject matter to be examined by the committee and date, time and place of the meeting, as well as a list of any witnesses scheduled to appear. The Evidence is the edited and revised transcript of what is said before a committee. The Minutes of Proceedings are the official record of the business conducted by the committee at a sitting.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at

Previous day publication Next day publication
Meeting No. 23
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan met at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 228, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Garry Breitkreuz, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Claude Bachand, Garry Breitkreuz, Lois Brown, Bob Dechert, Hon. Stéphane Dion, Jean Dorion, Jack Harris, Hon. Laurie Hawn, Deepak Obhrai and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


Acting Members present: Hon. Anita Neville for Hon. Bob Rae and Brian Storseth for Hon. Jim Abbott.


Other Members present: Dave MacKenzie.


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


Witnesses: Canadian International Development Agency: Françoise Ducros, Vice-President, Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force; James Melanson, Director General, Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force; Melanie Boyd, Director, Planning, Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, March 3, 2010, the Committee resumed its study on the Canadian mission in Afghanistan.

Françoise Ducros made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 5:14 p.m., the sitting was suspended.


At 5:17 p.m., the Committee proceeded to sit in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, given the unavailability of the Ministers, the Committee hear witnesses from the Department of Natural Resources and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada on February 15, 2011, concerning the mining industry in Afghanistan, or, failing that, either officials from the Correctional Service of Canada or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


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


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2011/02/10 3:50 p.m.