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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 95
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 8:49 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Canada West Foundation
• Martha Hall Findlay, President and Chief Executive Officer
Amnesty International Canada
• Alex Neve, Secretary General
Cavendish Farms
• Daniel Richard, Corporate Counsel and Director of Government Relations
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
• Colin Robertson, Vice-President and Fellow
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Committee commenced its study of a potential agreement between Canada and the Pacific Alliance.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 10:06 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:11 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee make the necessary arrangements for lunch on Monday, February 5, 2018, with the United Kingdom House of Commons International Trade Committee delegation.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee immediately invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs and her officials to provide an update on the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of a potential agreement between Canada and the Pacific Alliance, the proposed preliminary submission for the Committee’s travel to Peru, Chile and Colombia during the Spring of 2018, 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 proposed preliminary submission for the Committee’s travel to Washington, D.C., during the Spring of 2018, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $31,500, for the study of a potential agreement between Canada and the Pacific Alliance, be adopted.

At 10:30 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee