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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 126
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 11:02 a.m. to 1:02 p.m.
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

• Gagan Sikand for Sukh Dhaliwal (Liberal)
• Hon. Alice Wong for Dean Allison (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Central Wire Industries
• Thomas Dodds, Vice-President, Commercial
St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation
• Sean Dyke, Chief Executive Officer
Beer Canada
• Luke Harford, President
Ellwood Specialty Metals
• Dave Heath, Vice-President
UBS Industries
• Andrew Mindell, President
• Jim Kerr, General Manager
Onward Manufacturing Company Ltd.
• Terry Witzel, President
• Colin Kirvan, Vice-President, Product Management
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study of the impact of tariffs on Canadian businesses, companies and workers.

Andrew Mindell, by videoconference from Burnaby, British Columbia, Colin Kirvan and Thomas Dodds made statements and, with Jim Kerr, by videoconference from Burnaby, British Columbia, and Terry Witzel, answered questions.

At 11:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Sean Dyke, Luke Harford and Dave Heath made statements and answered questions.

At 12:45 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:49 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately undertake a study concerning how the government can connect small and medium sizes enterprises with trade opportunities, notably in view of the Comprehensive and Progressive Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and the emerging markets; that the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion be invited to appear; and that the Committee report its findings to the House.

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

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee