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Meeting No. 26
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan met in camera 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, Dave MacKenzie, Deepak Obhrai, Hon. Bob Rae and Hon. Bryon Wilfert.


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

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

It was agreed, — That the briefing requested for March 22, 2011, be postponed to March 29, 2011, and that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of National Defence be invited to appear on April 5, 2011.

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

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.


It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Recommendations on Non-military Aspects of the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan Post-2011".


It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.


It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.


It was agreed, — That the Committee append to its report supplementary opinions provided that they are submitted electronically in both official languages to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than noon, Thursday, March 10, 2011.


ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.


At 5:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Clerk of the Committee

2011/03/17 12:03 p.m.