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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 16
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 3:27 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.
Presiding
Hon. Robert D. Nault, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Brian Hermon, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

The Chair presented the Fifth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure. The Report was concurred in and read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That a travel budget in the amount of $147,484.90 to travel to Colombia and Guatemala, in relation to the studies on Women, Peace and Security and the Canadian Government’s Countries of Focus for Bilateral Development Assistance, be adopted.

2. That the Committee hold meetings with witnesses in Ottawa on June 9th and potentially June 21st in relation to its proposed travel to Colombia and Guatemala.

3. That the Committee adopt the second option detailed in the document prepared by the Library of Parliament and entitled “Options for a Report on the Countries of Focus for Canada’s Bilateral Development Assistance”.

4. That the News Release for the comprehensive review of the Special Economic Measures Act and the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act be agreed to.

Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale
• Denis Côté, Political Analyst
Engineers Without Borders Canada
• James Haga, Vice-President
The McLeod Group
• Hunter McGill
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the Canadian government's countries of focus for bilateral development assistance.

Hunter McGill, Denis Côté, and James Haga by teleconference from Kampala, Uganda, made statements and answered questions.

At 4:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:37 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
• Christoph Benn, Director, External Relations
• Svend Robinson, Senior Specialist, Parliamentary Affairs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, April 21, 2016, the Committee proceeded to a briefing from the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Christoph Benn and Svend Robinson made statements and answered questions.

By unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 5:25 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee