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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 76
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 3:32 p.m. to 6:19 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Karine Parenteau, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Simon Richards, Analyst
• Pascal Tremblay, Analyst
Council of Canadians
• Sujata Dey, Trade Campaigner, National
Rogers Communications Inc.
• Pam Dinsmore, Vice-President, Regulatory Cable, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Chicken Farmers of Canada
• Mike Dungate, Executive Director
• Yves Ruel, Manager of Trade and Policy
Fertilizer Canada
• Clyde Graham, Senior Vice-President
Alberta Barley
• Jason Lenz, Chairman
BCE Inc.
• Robert Malcolmson, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
• Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice-President, National Affairs and Partnerships
Smart Prosperity Institute
• David Runnalls, Senior Fellow
International Institute for Sustainable Development
• Scott Vaughan, President and Chief Executive Officer
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.

Pam Dinsmore, Rob Malcolmson and Jason Lenz made statements and answered questions.

At 4:21 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:24 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Sujata Dey, by videoconference from Montréal, Quebec, Corinne Pohlmann and Scott Vaughan made statements and answered questions.

At 5:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:09 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the Clerk of the Committee proceeded to the election of a Vice-Chair.

It was agreed, — That Dean Allison be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.

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

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of Priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico, the proposed supplementary budget in the amount of $1,470, for the Committee’s travel to Seattle (Washington), Sacramento (San Francisco), and Denver (Colorado), in April 2017, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico, the Clerk of the Committee be authorized to purchase appropriate gifts and make the necessary arrangements for meals and receptions during the Committee's travel to Mexico (Mexico), Columbus (Ohio) and Milwaukee (Wisconsin).

At 5:29 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:34 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Council of Canadians
• Sujata Dey, Trade Campaigner, National
Rogers Communications Inc.
• Pam Dinsmore, Vice-President, Regulatory Cable, Legal and Regulatory Affairs
Chicken Farmers of Canada
• Mike Dungate, Executive Director
• Yves Ruel, Manager of Trade and Policy
Fertilizer Canada
• Clyde Graham, Senior Vice-President
Alberta Barley
• Jason Lenz, Chairman
BCE Inc.
• Robert Malcolmson, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
• Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice-President, National Affairs and Partnerships
Smart Prosperity Institute
• David Runnalls, Senior Fellow
International Institute for Sustainable Development
• Scott Vaughan, President and Chief Executive Officer
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.

Clyde Graham, David Runnalls and Mike Dungate made statements and answered questions.

At 6:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee