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Meeting No. 70
Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met by teleconference at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 306 La Promenade Building, 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 and Dave Van Kesteren.


Acting Members present: Dennis Bevington for Romeo Saganash and Earl Dreeshen for John Williamson.


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


Witnesses: Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development: Danielle Labonté, Director General, Northern Policy and Science Integration Branch; John Kozij, Director, Strategic Policy and Integration Directorate. Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency: Mitch Bloom, Vice-President, Policy, Planning, Communications and Northern Projects Management Office. As an individual: Greg Poelzer, Director, International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan. Students on Ice Foundation: Geoff Green, Founder and Executive Director.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on February 1, 2012, the Committee resumed its study of Canada's Arctic Foreign Policy.

Danielle Labonté and Mitch Bloom each made a statement and, with John Kozji, answered questions.


It was agreed, — That the necessary arrangements be made and the necessary funds be allocated from the Committee’s hospitality budget for an informal meeting and lunch with Andrei Lankov, Associate Professor at Kookmin University on March 25, 2013.


At 11:34 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:16 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Greg Poelzer, by teleconference from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Geoff Green each made a statement and answered questions.


At 1:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2013/05/03 9:24 a.m.