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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 73
Friday, July 21, 2017, 12:04 to 12:29
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Jean-Denis Kusion, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 106(4), the Committee commenced consideration of the request by four members of the Committee to resume its study of priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico.


By unanimous consent, Peter Fonseca moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on International Trade invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs and government officials to appear before the Committee on Monday, August 14, 2017, for one hour each to provide the Committee with a summary of Canada's priorities in the upcoming North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations with the United States and Mexico.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 5; NAYS: 4.


By unanimous consent, Tracey Ramsey moved, — That the Committee, in light of the comments he made on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, stating directly, "we are more than happy to sit down with opposition parties and discuss the approach we are going to take on negotiating, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the best interests of all Canadians", invite the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, the Ministers of International Trade, Foreign Affairs and Finance as well as Canada's Chief Negotiator for NAFTA to appear before the Committee no later than Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and provide a detailed summary of Canada's negotiating objectives and expected outcomes in the upcoming NAFTA renegotiations with the United States and Mexico.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived, by a show of hands: YEAS: 4; NAYS: 5.

At 12:20, the sitting was suspended.

At 12:23, the sitting resumed in camera.

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

At 12:29, the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee