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Meeting No. 75
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Standing Committee on International Trade met at 3:28 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, the Hon. Rob Merrifield, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Hon. Ron Cannan, Don Davies, Hon. Wayne Easter, Russ Hiebert, Ed Holder, Gerald Keddy, Hon. Rob Merrifield, Annick Papillon, Jasbir Sandhu, Bev Shipley and Devinder Shory.


Acting Members present: Ève Péclet for Marc-André Morin.


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


Witnesses: Canadian Environmental Law Association: Theresa McClenaghan, Executive Director and Counsel. Pulse Canada: Nick Sekulic, Chair of the Board; Gord Kurbis, Director, Market Access and Trade Policy. Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters: Mathew Wilson, Vice-President, National Policy. Bombardier Inc.: Pierre Seïn Pyun, Vice-President, Government Affairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, March 4, 2013, the Committee resumed its study of the benefits for Canada in joining the Pacific Alliance as a full member.

Nick Sekulic, Gord Kurbis and Theresa McClenaghan made statements and answered questions.


At 4:26 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Pierre Seïn Pyun and Mathew Wilson made statements and answered questions.


At 5:20 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:21 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to its studies of the benefits for Canada in joining the Pacific Alliance as a full member and the benefits for Canada of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the proposed budget in the amount of $192,210.52, for the Committee’s travel to Santiago, Chile and to Lima, Peru, in fall 2013, be adopted and that the Chair present the said budget to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee.


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


Paul Cardegna
Clerk of the Committee

2013/05/02 3:17 p.m.