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Meeting No. 3
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 3:29 p.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Dean Allison, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Mike Allen, Dean Allison, David Anderson, Lois Brown, Paul Dewar, Marc Garneau, Peter Goldring, Nina Grewal, Hélène Laverdière, Laurin Liu, Romeo Saganash and Gary Ralph Schellenberger.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Allison Goody, Analyst; Erin Shaw, Analyst. House of Commons: Rémi Bourgault, Procedural Clerk.


Appearing: Hon. John Baird, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Christian Paradis, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Development; Hon. Lynne Yelich, P.C., M.P., Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular).


Witnesses: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development: Daniel Jean, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Sabine Nolke, Director General, Non-Proliferation and Security Threat Reduction Bureau; Nadir Patel, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Finance and Operations; Paul Rochon, Deputy Minister of International Development. Department of National Defence: BGen Charles Lamarre, Director General of Operations, Strategic Joint Staff. Department of Justice: Christopher D. Ram, Legal Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2013-14: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b and L19b under FOREIGN AFFAIRS, TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT, referred to the Committee on Thursday, November 7, 2013.



The Ministers made statements and, with Nadir Patel, answered questions.


At 4:25 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, October 25, 2013, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

The Hon. John Baird made a statement and, with Sabine Nolke, Christopher D. Ram and BGen Charles Lamarre, answered questions.


At 5:27 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2013/11/20 4:04 p.m.