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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 5
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 3:33 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Sven Spengemann, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Stephanie Bond, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Nadia Faucher, Analyst
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Billy Joe Siekierski, Analyst
• Hon. Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Development
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Leslie MacLean, Deputy Minister of International Development
• Elissa Golberg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy
• Caroline Leclerc, Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships for Development Innovation
• Peter MacDougall, Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Issues and Development
• Anick Ouellette, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology
• Shirley Carruthers, Director General, Financial Resource, Planning and Management Bureau


• Hon. Karina Gould, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Development
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Leslie MacLean, Deputy Minister of International Development
• Elissa Golberg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy
• Caroline Leclerc, Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships for Development Innovation
• Peter MacDougall, Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Issues and Development
• Anick Ouellette, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology
• Shirley Carruthers, Director General, Financial Resource, Planning and Management Bureau

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the committee commenced consideration of the Main Estimates 2020-21: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, L25 and L30 under Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Vote 1 under International Development Research Centre, and Vote 1 under International Joint Commission (Canadian Section), referred to the committee on Monday, April 20, 2020, and on Wednesday, September 30, 2020; and

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the committee proceeded to a briefing on the mandate of the Minister of International Development.


The Minister, with Leslie MacLean, Elissa Golberg, Caroline Leclerc, Peter MacDougall, Anick Ouellette and Shirley Carruthers answered questions.

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

At 5:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

It was agreed, — That the work plan, regarding the study of the vulnerabilities created and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $6,500, for the study of the vulnerabilities created and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $750, for the study of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights on the human rights situation of the Uyghurs, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $825, for the briefing of the Subcommittee on International Human Rights on the current situation in Nigeria, be adopted.

At 5:45 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Erica Pereira
Clerk of the Committee