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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 76
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:01 a.m. to 12:42 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Hon. Robert D. Nault, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Brian Hermon, Analyst
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Michael Gort, Director General, International Organizations
• Catherine Gosselin, Deputy director, Trade Negotiations - North America (TNP)
• Giles Norman, Executive Director, Defence and Security Relations
• Sara Wilshaw, Director General, North America Advocacy and Commercial Programs
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of the United States and Canadian foreign policy.

Sara Wilshaw made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:11 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), and the motion adopted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of the situation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia 25 years after the end of the Cold War.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Canada's Global Engagement on Human Rights Issues, the proposed travel preliminary submission budget in the amount of $ 100,000 to $ 150,000, for the Subcommittee on International Human Rights travel to Geneva, Switzerland, in the Winter-Spring 2018, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of Canada's Global Engagement on Human Rights Issues, the proposed travel preliminary submission budget in the amount of $ 50,000 to $ 100,000, for the Subcommittee on International Human Rights travel to New York, United States, in the Winter-Spring 2018, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study on Asia, the travel preliminary submission budget in the amount of $ 150,000 to $ 200,000, for the Committee’s travel to Japan, Philippines and South Korea in the Winter-Spring 2018, be adopted.

At 12:42 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee