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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 60
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 8:46 a.m. to 10:27 a.m.
Presiding
Hon. Robert D. Nault, Chair (Liberal)

• Glen Motz for Hon. Peter Kent (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Brian Hermon, Analyst
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada)
• H.E. Oksana Syroyid, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine
• Ivan Miroshnichenko, Member of the Committee on Agrarian Policy
• Iegor Soboliev, Deputy Chair of the Samopomich Faction
Embassy of Ukraine
• H.E. Andriy Shevchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing with the Vice Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament.

Oksana Syroid made a statement and, with Iegor Soboliev and Ivan Miroshnichenko, answered questions.

At 9:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:07 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the Thirteenth Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows, be concurred in:

Your Subcommittee met on Monday, May 8, 2017, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That a proposed study budget in the amount of $54,500, for the study of United States and Canada foreign policy, be adopted.

2. That a proposed service contract budget in the amount of $400, for the study of United States and Canadian foreign policy, be adopted.

3. That the Chair sign and forward the draft letter, that has been prepared, to Senator Guerra, welcoming the Senator and members of the Senate of the Republic of Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Committee-North America to a joint meeting in Ottawa during the first two weeks in June or in fall of 2017.

4. That the first hour of the meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017, be dedicated to a briefing by the Parliamentary Budget Office and the Library of Parliament on studying the Main Estimates 2017-2018.

5. That the second hour of the meeting on Thursday, May 11, 2017, be dedicated to a briefing with Justin Forsyth, Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and UN Assistant Secretary-General.

6. That the Minister of Foreign Affairs be invited to appear before the Committee on Thursday, May 18, 2017, or at her earliest convenience, in order to discuss her ministerial mandate letter.

7. That a proposed study on child labour and slavery be referred to the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee resumed consideration of the Order in Council appointment of the the Honourable Stéphane Dion to the position of Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, referred to the Committee on Friday, February 24, 2017.

It was agreed on division, — That the Ninth Report regarding the Order in Council Appointment of the Honourable Stéphane Dion to the position of Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs be adopted.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 110 and 111, the Committee resumed consideration of the Order in Council appointment of the Honourable John McCallum to the position of Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, referred to the Committee on Friday, February 24, 2017.

It was agreed on division, — That the Tenth Report regarding the Order in Council Appointment of the Honourable John McCallum to the position of Special Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs be adopted .

At 10:27 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee