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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 108
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 3:30 p.m. to 5:33 p.m.
Kyle Seeback, Vice-Chair (Conservative)

Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Offah Obale, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of free trade negotiations between Canada and Ecuador, the proposed budget in the amount of $162,031.38, for the committee's travel to Ecuador in summer 2024, be adopted, and that the clerk be authorized to purchase appropriate gifts and make the necessary arrangements for meals and a reception during the committee's travel.

Canadian Steel Producers Association
• Catherine Cobden, President and Chief Executive Officer
• François Desmarais, Director, Trade and Industry Affairs
• Angelo DiCaro, Director, Research Department
• Lana Payne, National President
Dairy Farmers of Canada
• Daniel Gobeil, Vice-President
• David Wiens, President
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
• Ryan Greer, Vice President, Public Affairs and National Policy
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association
• Brian Kingston, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
• Stuart Trew, Senior Researcher
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, October 17, 2024, the committee commenced its study of the 2026 CUSMA Review

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $14,000, for the study of the 2026 CUSMA review, be adopted.

Catherine Cobden, Ryan Greer and Lana Payne made statements and, with François Desmarais and Angelo DiCaro, answered questions.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Stuart Trew, Brian Kingston, David Wiens and Daniel Gobeil made statements and answered questions.

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

Sophia Nickel
Clerk of the committee