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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 49
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11:01 a.m. to 1:18 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
• Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Pierre Bouchard, Director, Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Brooke Davis, Deputy Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations
• Stacy-Paul Healy, Deputy Director and Counsel, Trade Law Bureau
• Marvin Hildebrand, Chief Negotiator, Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement and Director General, Market Access
• Tim Sargent, Deputy Minister for International Trade
• Steve Verheul, Chief Trade Negotiator, Canada-European Union
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Alessandro Longo, Acting Deputy Director, Trade Negotiations Division
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the Committee commenced consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-31, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine.

Marvin Hildebrand made a statement and, with Pierre Bouchard, answered questions.

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Chair submit to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee the preliminary submission of travel to Washington, D.C.

At 12:09 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:16 p.m., the sitting resumed in public and televised.

• Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Marvin Hildebrand, Chief Negotiator, Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement and Director General, Market Access
• Tim Sargent, Deputy Minister for International Trade
• Steve Verheul, Chief Trade Negotiator, Canada-European Union
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

• Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade
Department of Employment and Social Development
• Pierre Bouchard, Director, Bilateral and Regional Labour Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Brooke Davis, Deputy Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations
• Stacy-Paul Healy, Deputy Director and Counsel, Trade Law Bureau
• Marvin Hildebrand, Chief Negotiator, Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement and Director General, Market Access
• Tim Sargent, Deputy Minister for International Trade
• Steve Verheul, Chief Trade Negotiator, Canada-European Union
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Alessandro Longo, Acting Deputy Director, Trade Negotiations Division
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the Committee resumed consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-31, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:18 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee