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Meeting No. 39
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Standing Committee on International Trade met at 3:52 p.m. this day, in Room C-180, 1 Wellington Street, the Chair, Lee Richardson, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Ron Cannan, Martha Hall Findlay, Ed Holder, Peter Julian, Gerald Keddy, Jean-Yves Laforest, Lee Richardson, Mario Silva and Brad Trost.


Acting Members present: Guy André for Claude Guimond and Hon. Gurbax S. Malhi for John Cannis.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Labour Congress: Teresa Healy, Senior Researcher, Social and Economic Policy Department. Quebec Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens: Claude Vaillancourt, Co-President. Environmental Advocacy Center: Félix Wing Solís, Executive Director.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 26, 2010, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-46, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama.

Teresa Healy, Claude Vaillancourt, by videoconference from Montreal, Quebec, and Félix Wing Solís, by teleconference, from Panama City, Republic of Panama made statements and answered questions.


At 5:16 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:19 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 5:34 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Paul Cardegna
Clerk of the Committee

2011/01/21 11:11 a.m.