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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
 
Meeting No. 78
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
 

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 11:04 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, Nina Grewal, Hélène Laverdière, Ève Péclet, Hon. Bob Rae, Gary Ralph Schellenberger, Dave Van Kesteren and John Williamson.

 

Acting Members present: Hon. Mark Eyking for Hon. Bob Rae and Isabelle Morin for Romeo Saganash.

 

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

 

Witnesses: Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa: Regina Bublil Waldman, President. Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs: Shimon Fogel, Chief Executive Officer. As individuals: Gladys Daoud; Lisette Shashoua.

 
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, the Committee resumed its study of the Situation of Jewish Refugees from Middle Eastern Nations.
 

Shimon Fogel and Regina Bublil Waldman, by videoconference from Budapest, Hungary, made statements and answered questions.

 

At 12:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

 

Hélène Laverdière gave notice of the following motion:

That the Committee issue a report to the House asking that the House grant the Standing Committee on Finance the power to divide Bill C-60 into 6 pieces of legislation, which could then be properly referred to the appropriate committees, as follows:

Clauses 1 – 135, and all un-named clauses in the list below, remain as Bill C-60
(a) clauses 136 to 154, related to the Investment Canada Act; be allowed to be renamed as Bill C-62
(b) clauses 161 to 166, related to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the temporary foreign worker program; be allowed to be renamed as Bill C-63
(c) clauses 174 to 199, related to the proposed department of foreign affairs, trade and development act; be allowed to be renamed as Bill C-64
(d) clauses 213 to 224, related to the National Capital Act and the Department of Canadian Heritage Act; be allowed to be renamed as Bill C-65
(e) clauses 228 to 232, related to the Financial Administration Act and collective bargaining between crown corporations and their employees; be allowed to be renamed as Bill C-66

And that the subsequent bills be allowed to be referred to the following committees as being passed after second reading.

That the clauses mentioned in section
(a) of this report do form Bill C-62; that Bill C-62 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology; that the clauses mentioned in section
(b) of this report do form Bill C-63; that Bill C-63 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; that the clauses mentioned in section
(c) of this report do form Bill C-64; that Bill C-64 be deemed read a first time and be printed; that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE); that the clauses mentioned in section
(d) of this report do compose Bill C-65, that Bill C-65 be deemed read a first time and be printed, and that the order for second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Heritage; that the clauses mentioned in section
(e) of this report do compose Bill C-66, that Bill C-66 be deemed read a first time and be printed, and that the order for the second reading of the said bill provide for the referral to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates;

that Bill C-60 retain the status on the order paper that it had prior to the adoption of this order and that Bill C-60 be reprinted as amended; and that the law clerk and the parliamentary counsel be authorized to make any technical changes or corrections as may be necessary to give effect to this motion

 

Gladys Daoud and Lisette Shashoua made statements and answered questions.

 

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

 



Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

 
 
2013/05/10 3:45 p.m.