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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 14
Monday, February 1, 2021, 11:04 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Library of Parliament
• Anne-Marie Therrien-Tremblay, Analyst
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Offah Obale, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the committee to undertake a study of the Impact on Canada of the European Union Transparency and Authorisation Mechanism for Exports of COVID-19 Vaccines.


Tracy Gray moved, — That, given the announced Transparency and Authorisation Mechanism for Exports of COVID-19 Vaccines by the European Union, the committee invite the minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade and her officials to appear before the committee for no less than two hours regarding matters related to the European Union’s export controls and its potential impacts on Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy, and that this meeting occur no later than February 10, 2021.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

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

At 11:25 a.m., the sitting resumed.

• Hon. Mary Ng, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• John Hannaford, Deputy Minister, International Trade
• Sandra McCardell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Europe, Arctic, Middle East and Maghreb
• Steve Verheul, Chief Negotiator and Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations
• Sara Wilshaw, Chief Trade Commissioner, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, February 1, 2021, the committee commenced its study of the impact on Canada of the European Union transparency and authorisation mechanism for exports of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Minister made a statement and, with John Hannaford and Steve Verheul, answered questions.

At 1:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee