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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 44
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 11:36 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Steve Verheul, Chief Trade Negotiator, Canada-European Union
• Caroline Charette, Director, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Secretariat
• Colin Barker, Deputy Director, Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Secretariat
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the Committee commenced consideration of the subject matter of Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures.

Tracey Ramsey gave notice of the following motion:

That, pursuant to the motions of Tuesday, November 1, 2016, adopted by the Committee to study the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the study consist of at least 12 meetings; that the Chair publish a news release on the Committee’s website, inviting Canadians to submit their views on the CETA in writing; that the written submissions be sent to the Clerk electronically no later than Thursday, December 15, 2016, 23:59 EST; and that written submissions, once translated, be distributed to members of the Committee.

Steve Verheul made a statement and answered questions.

At 12:41 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:45 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 1:00 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Rémi Bourgault
Clerk of the Committee