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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 83
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 3:34 p.m. to 5:23 p.m.
In Camera
Hon. Robert D. Nault, Chair (Liberal)

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• Brian Hermon, Analyst
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

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

Your Subcommittee met on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That, a proposed budget in the amount of $12,100 for the Subcommittee on International Human Rights’ study on Child Labour and Modern Slavery be adopted.

2. That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion concerning the Committee’s travel budget to Mexico City, New York City and Washington, D.C., adopted by the Committee on May 18, 2017, the Committee be authorized to provide hospitality, working meals and gifts, as deemed appropriate, during the trip.

3. That parties submit any additional witnesses for the study on Consular Services as soon as possible.

4. That clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-47, An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments), be scheduled at the Chair’s discretion and take priority over other studies and activities of the Committee.

5. That, in relation to its study on Canada’s Engagement in Asia, the Committee hear from relevant witnesses in Ottawa-based meetings before the proposed travel to Japan, South Korea and the Philippines takes place, and that all parties submit witness lists to the Clerk as soon as possible.

6. That the Committee consider conducting further work on the study of Child Labour and Modern Slavery, pending the submission of the draft report by the Subcommittee on International Human Rights.

7. That the Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic be invited to attend an informal luncheon meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018, and that the Committee be authorized to provide hospitality as deemed appropriate.

8. That representatives of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis be invited to appear before the Committee on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

9. That the Chair work with the Clerk and analysts to produce a standardized communications plan for the Committee, and return it to the full Committee for approval.

10. That Members of the Committee submit to the Clerk ideas or notices of motions for future studies which could begin in the Fall of 2018.

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of Canada's Global Engagement on Human Rights Issues, the travel proposal budget in the amount of $ 100,000 to $ 150,000, for the Subcommittee on International Human Rights travel to Geneva, Switzerland in the Spring 2018, be adopted and presented to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of Human trafficking in South Asia.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: " A Global Fight: Supporting Efforts to Address Sex Trafficking in South Asia".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of Canada’s Development Finance Initiative.

The Committee commenced consideration of a draft report.

At 5:23 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee