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Meeting No. 53
Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 8:48 a.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Dean Allison, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Lois Brown, Bob Dechert, Paul Dewar, Nina Grewal, Hélène Laverdière, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Ève Péclet, Gary Ralph Schellenberger, Dave Van Kesteren and John Williamson.


Acting Members present: Isabelle Morin for Romeo Saganash.


Associate Members present: Hon. Mark Eyking.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: James Lee, Analyst; Allison Goody, Analyst.


Witnesses: As an individual: Nadim Gemayel, Member of Parliament, National Assembly of the Lebanese Republic. Office of the Joint Special Representative for Syria: Mokhtar Lamani, Head, Damascus Office.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a briefing on the situation in Syria.

Nadim Gemayel, by videoconference from Beirut, Lebanon, made a statement and answered questions.


At 9:33 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:35 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.


Mokhtar Lamani, by videoconference from Damascus, Syria, made a statement and answered questions.

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

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of the Bill C-383, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements Act, the proposed budget in the amount of $3,000 be adopted.


At 10:16 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2012/11/06 9:36 a.m.