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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 29
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:01 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

• Chandra Arya for Sukh Dhaliwal (Liberal)
• Todd Doherty for Dave Van Kesteren (Conservative)
• Guy Lauzon for Hon. Gerry Ritz (Conservative)
• Steven MacKinnon for Karen Ludwig (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
 
House of Commons
• Erica Pereira, Procedural Clerk
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the Committee to undertake a study of the ongoing softwood lumber negotiations between Canada and the United States.

The Committee observed a moment of silence in memory of the Honorable Mauril Bélanger, P.C., M.P.

It was agreed, — That the Committee immediately hold a briefing session with officials from Global Affairs Canada regarding the ongoing softwood lumber negotiations between Canada and the United States.

At 10:04 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:06 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Robert Brookfield, Deputy Legal Adviser and Director General, Trade Law Bureau
• Martin Moen, Director, North America Commercial Affairs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Committee procceeded to a briefing session on the ongoing softwood lumber negotiations between Canada and the United States.

Martin Moen made a statement and, with Robert Brookfield, answered questions.

Motion

Todd Doherty moved, — That the Committee recommend to the Minister of International Trade that a roundtable (to consist of the Minister of International Trade, officials from each province and industry representatives) be struck prior to Wednesday, August 31, 2016, for the development of a national position on a new Softwood Lumber Agreement to ensure the highest opportunity for a balanced agreement to protect Canadian jobs.

Debate arose thereon.

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

YEAS: Todd Doherty, Randy Hoback, Guy Lauzon, Tracey Ramsey — 4;

NAYS: Chandra Arya, Peter Fonseca, Linda Lapointe, Steven MacKinnon, Kyle Peterson — 5.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 10:59 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee