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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 134
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 11:39 a.m.
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the Committee to discuss their request to hold a meeting with the Prime Minister to testify and present a plan to ensure the immediate removal of tariffs on steel and aluminum products.

Motion

Dean Allison moved, — That the Committee hold a briefing with the Prime Minister to testify and present a plan to ensure the immediate removal of tariffs on steel and aluminum products before Parliament rises for the Christmas break.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dean Allison, Colin Carrie, Randy Hoback, Tracey Ramsey — 4;

NAYS: Sukh Dhaliwal, Peter Fonseca, Karen Ludwig, Kyle Peterson, Don Rusnak — 5.

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

Motion

Colin Carrie moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately undertakes a study concerning the Automotive Industry in Canada and details of all options of the Federal Government’s plan to defend the Canadian Automotive industry and the ability to defend Canada’s competitiveness globally; that the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Appear; and that the Committee report its findings to the House.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dean Allison, Colin Carrie, Randy Hoback, Tracey Ramsey — 4;

NAYS: Sukh Dhaliwal, Peter Fonseca, Karen Ludwig, Kyle Peterson, Don Rusnak — 5.

At 11:25 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:26 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of a potential Canada–Mercosur free trade agreement.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Canada and the Mercosur Countries: A Potential Agreement to Advance Trade Relations".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 12:00 p.m.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That the analysts and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee's website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

At 11:39 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee