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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 91
Monday, January 29, 2024, 3:40 p.m. to 5:04 p.m.
In Camera
Ali Ehsassi, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Allison Goody, Analyst
• Billy Joe Siekierski, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), following the establishment of a dedicated mission and permanent observer to the African Union; recognizing Canada’s shared interests and cooperation with countries on the African continent within multilateral organizations including La Francophonie, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations as well as strong people-to-people ties between Africans and Canadians; and with a view to continuing to strengthen Canada’s efforts to collaborate with African partners on shared priorities:

(a) the committee undertake a study on Canada’s approach to Africa;

(b) that such a study examine:

(i) Canada’s diplomatic and geopolitical engagement with countries on the African continent, including how such engagement coordinates with Canada’s International Assistance Program and Canada’s work on a Canada-Africa Economic Cooperation Strategy,

(ii) the political and security situation in the Sahel including the impacts on Canadians and Canadian interests, and

(iii) Canada’s development and humanitarian assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa;

(c) that the study consist of a minimum of six meetings;

(d) that the committee report its findings to the House; and

(e) that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request a comprehensive government response.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee invite, in person, the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Ambassador-designate of Canada to Denmark, concerning her appointment and the objectives of her mandate, for a period of two hours, before Friday, June 21, 2024.

ORDERED, — That the Chair, in consultation with the clerk and the analysts, prepare a draft calendar of meetings to be distributed to committee members.

At 5:04 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Danielle Widmer
Clerk of the committee