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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 85
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 3:30 p.m. to 5:33 p.m.
Hon. Robert D. Nault, Chair (Liberal)



• John Barlow for Hon. Erin O'Toole (Conservative)
• Hon. Steven Blaney for Hon. Erin O'Toole (Conservative)
• Rosemarie Falk for Ziad Aboultaif (Conservative)
• Sean Fraser for Michael Levitt (Liberal)
• Tom Kmiec for Ziad Aboultaif (Conservative)
• Gagan Sikand for Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Brian Hermon, Analyst
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
• Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• David Morrison, Associate Deputy Minister
• Steve Verheul, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on Canada's Foreign Policy Priorities.

The Minister made a statement and answered questions.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:41 p.m., the sitting resumed.

As an individual
• Gar Pardy, Former Canadian Diplomat
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February 9, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of the Provision of assistance to Canadians in difficulty abroad (Consular Affairs).

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

Garnett Genuis gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study of the situation in and status of Tibet, and in particular on whether or not the government of Canada should actively promote the Middle Way approach, which calls for a genuinely autonomous Tibet within the framework of the Chinese constitution.

Garnett Genuis gave notice of the following motion:

That the Committee invite the Canadian Ambassador to China to appear before the Committee to explain his recent comments that Canada has more in common with China than the United States.

At 5:33 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee