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Meeting No. 65
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in a televised session at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 237-C, 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, Hélène Laverdière, Ève Péclet, Gary Ralph Schellenberger, Dave Van Kesteren and John Williamson.


Acting Members present: Jack Harris for Romeo Saganash.


Associate Members present: Hon. John McKay and Deepak Obhrai.


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


Appearing: Hon. John Baird, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Julian Fantino, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Cooperation.


Witnesses: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Kerry Buck, Political Director and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Branch. As an individual: Robert Fowler, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Canadian Red Cross: Stéphane Michaud, Senior Manager, Emergency Response for International Operations; Chris Rosene, Director, Development Programs, International. International Committee of the Red Cross: Robert M. Young, Senior Delegate. Canadian International Development Agency: David Morrison, Senior Vice-President, Geographic Programs Branch.

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.

Chris Rosene, Robert M. Young and Robert Fowler each made a statement and, with Stéphane Michaud, answered questions.


At 12:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The Hon. Julian Fantino and the Hon. John Baird each made a statement and, with Kerry Buck, answered questions.


At 12:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2013/02/13 11:36 a.m.