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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 80
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 11:37 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Robert D. Nault, Chair (Liberal)

• Elizabeth May (Green Party)
• Luc Thériault (Bloc Québécois)
Library of Parliament
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
• Brian Hermon, Analyst

At 11:39 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:40 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the Committee’s travel to Beijing and Hong Kong, China, Hanoi, Vietnam, and Jakarta, Indonesia, the analysts and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare news releases for publication on the Committee’s website and for distribution via the Canadian newswire service, before, during and after the trip and that the Committee adopts a service contract budget in the amount of $2000.00 to pay for related costs.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion concerning the Committee’s travel budget to Beijing and Hong Kong, China, Hanoi, Vietnam, and Jakarta, Indonesia, adopted by the Committee on Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Committee be authorized to provide hospitality, working meals and gifts, as deemed appropriate, during the trip.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $ 8,500.00, for the study of Bill C-47, An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the access to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments), be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $ 5,000.00, for the hospitality, be adopted.

At 11:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo
• H.E. Hashim Thaçi, President of the Republic of Kosovo
• Bekim Çollaku, Chief of Staff to President
Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo
• Lulzim Hiseni, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Canada
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing with the President of the Republic of Kosovo.

Hashim Thaçi made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Angela Crandall
Clerk of the Committee