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Meeting No. 85
Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 11:59 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, Ève Péclet, Romeo Saganash and Dave Van Kesteren.


Acting Members present: Hon. Mark Eyking for Hon. Bob Rae, Ben Lobb for Gary Ralph Schellenberger and Hon. Rob Moore for John Williamson.


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


Witnesses: Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Christoph Benn, Director, External Relations; Svend Robinson, Senior Advisor, Parliamentary Relations.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $5,200, for the study of Canada's Foreign Policy as it Relates to North Korea, be adopted.


It was agreed, — That the Committee begin consideration of Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, and that Transparency International Canada Inc. and other witnesses be invited.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee held a briefing on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Christoph Benn made a statement and answered questions.


At 12:26 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Miriam Burke
Clerk of the Committee

2013/06/11 3:01 p.m.