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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 87
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3:31 p.m. to 5:07 p.m.
Hon. Robert D. Nault, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Brian Hermon, Analyst
• Scott McTaggart, Analyst
As individuals
• Gary Caroline, President, The Ofelas Group
• Dean Peroff, Lawyer, Peroff Professional Corporation
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 witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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 resumed consideration of a draft report.

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

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "Focused, Independent and Patient: Building a World-Class Canadian Development Finance Institution".

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.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12 point font, left aligned, and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

ORDERED, — That the analysts and the Clerk of the Committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publications on the website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

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

It was agreed, — That the Chair be authorized to finalize the report's cover page details, in keeping with the general guidelines discussed in Committee.

It was agreed, — That the Committee promote the report and highlight the recommendations therein via the Committees Twitter accounts, using the approved templates.

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

It was agreed, — That clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-47 take place on Thursday, March 1, 2018; and that any further amendments be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee no later than Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

It was agreed, — That the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2017-18 and the Interim Estimates for the year ending March 31, 2019 be examined by the Committee before the House rises for the Summer adjournment.

It was agreed, — That any documentation received from Robert Fowler in relation to the Committee's study on the Provision of Assistance to Canadians in Difficulty Abroad (Consular Affairs) be treated as confidential and neither published nor quoted in any form; that a hard copy be kept in the office of the Clerk of the Committee for consultation by members of the Committee; and that all copies be destroyed at the end of the First Session of the 42nd Parliament.

At 5:07 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee