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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 80
Monday, October 16, 2017, 3:30 p.m. to 4:11 p.m.
In Camera
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Karine Parenteau, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Simon Richards, Analyst
• Pascal Tremblay, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

ORDERED, — That the Speaking Notes, presented by Derek Nighbor, from Forest Products Association of Canada, and Dan Paszkowski, from Canadian Vintners Association, be published as an appendix to the Evidence of Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

It was agreed, — That the Committee schedule two (2) meetings with officials from Global Affairs Canada to provide the members of the Committee with an update on the:

  1. Consultations and negotiations regarding the Canada-Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement;
  2. Ongoing negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP 11);
  3. Ongoing negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA);
  4. Consultations and negotiations regarding a potential Canada-China Free Trade Agreement; and the
  5. Consultations and negotiations regarding a potential Canada-MERCOSUR Trade Agreement.

It was agreed, — That the Committee invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Negotiator Steve Verheul, and Dany Carriere, Director of the North American Division of Trade Negotiations at Global Affairs Canada, to appear as witnesses before the Committee to brief members on issues after the completion of each round of negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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.

The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a report.

At 4:11 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee