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Meeting No. 14
Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Standing Committee on International Trade met at 3:35 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Chair, Lee Richardson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Hon. Scott Brison, John Cannis, Ed Holder, Peter Julian, Gerald Keddy, Jean-Yves Laforest, Lee Richardson and Mario Silva.


Acting Members present: Colin Carrie for Brad Trost, Peter Goldring for Ron Cannan, Monique Guay for Claude Guimond and Derek Lee for John Cannis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Michael Holden, Analyst; Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers: Mark Rowlinson, Labour Lawyer. Pulse Canada: Carl Potts, Director of Market Development; Murad Al-Katib, Board Member. Spirits Canada / Association of Canadian Distillers: Jan Westcott, President and Chief Executive Officer; C.J. Helie, Executive Vice-President. Canadian Union of Postal Workers: Denis Lemelin, National President.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Monday, April 19, 2010, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-2, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia.

Carl Potts, Murad Al-Katib, Denis Lemelin, Mark Rowlinson, and Jan Westcott, made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean-Marie David
Clerk of the Committee

2010/05/05 9:14 a.m.