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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 67
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 3:24 p.m. to 5:06 p.m.
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Canadian Cattlemen's Association
• Dan Darling, President
• John Masswohl, Director, Government and International Relations
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance
• Brian Innes, President
Canadian Pork Council
• Hans Kristensen, Member, Board of Directors
• Gary Stordy, Public Relations Manager
Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association
• Levi Wood, President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 16, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico.

Levi Wood, by videoconference from Regina, Saskatchewan, Brian Innes, Dan Darling and Hans Kristensen made statements and, with John Masswohl and Gary Stordy, answered questions.

At 4:47 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:52 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 at least two (2) meetings on multiculturalism and trade, specifically to examine the impact of diaspora communities on trade and economic growth in Canada, the economic benefits of diversity and inclusion in trade, how Canadians successfully trade with their countries of origin, how diaspora drives exports, and, ways the federal government can support trade of this nature.

It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study of the opportunities for progressive Canadian enterprises and small and medium-sized canadian entreprises (SMEs) through electronic commerce.

At 5:06 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee