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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 57
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 3:22 p.m. to 5:07 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Simon Richards, Analyst
• Hon. Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., Minister of Small Business and Tourism
Business Development Bank of Canada
• Michel Bergeron, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Public Affairs
Department of Industry
• Kelly Gillis, Associate Deputy Minister
National Research Council of Canada
• David Lisk, Vice-President, Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP)
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the Committee resumed a briefing on the CanExport Program and other measures being pursued to educate and support small and medium Canadian businesses seeking to take advantage of trade agreements.

The Minister made a statement and, with Kelly Gillis, answered questions.

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

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting resumed (non-televised session).

High Commission for Malaysia
• H.E. Aminahtun Binti Hj. A. Karim, High Commissioner for Malaysia to Canada
• Tengku Zahaslan Bin Tuan Hashim, First Secretary
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the Committee resumed its Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Public Consultation.

H.E. Aminahtun Binti Hj A Karim made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:55 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:59 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study of the priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico; that all members of the Committee travel to the United States and Mexico; that the Committee invite Canadian stakeholders to appear, including representatives of businesses, trade associations, civil society and organized labour; that the study consist of at least four meetings, and that the Committee report its findings to the House.

At 5:07 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee