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Meeting No. 64
Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in a televised session at 11:04 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Dean Allison, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Lois Brown, Bob Dechert, Paul Dewar, Hon. Mark Eyking, Nina Grewal, Romeo Saganash, Gary Ralph Schellenberger, Dave Van Kesteren and John Williamson.


Acting Members present: Pierre-Luc Dusseault for Ève Péclet and Jack Harris for Hélène Laverdière.


Associate Members present: Hon. John McKay.


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


Witnesses: Embassy of the Republic of Mali: H.E. Traoré Ami Diallo, Ambassador of the Republic of Mali to Canada. Embassy of France: H.E. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of the French Republic to Canada. Oxfam Canada: Mark Fried, Policy Coordinator. CARE Canada: Kevin McCort, President and Chief Executive Officer; Jessie Thomson, Director, Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Team. World Vision Canada: Bart Witteveen, Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, International and Canadian Programs; Elly Vandenberg, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the situation in Mali.

H.E. Traoré Ami Diallo and H.E. Philippe Zeller each made a statement and answered questions.


At 12:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Kevin McCort, Elly Vandenberg, Bart Witteveen and Mark Fried each made a statement and answered questions.


At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2013/02/08 11:39 a.m.