FAAE Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
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.
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.
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.