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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 99
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 8:53 a.m. to 10:33 a.m.
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Embassy of the Republic of Chile
• H.E. Alejandro Arnaldo Marisio Cugat, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Canada
• Sebastian Molina, First Secretary
Embassy of the United Mexican States
• H.E. Dionisio Arturo Pérez Jácome Friscione, Ambassador of the United Mexican States to Canada
• Yvonne Stinson Ortíz, Representative, Ministry of Economy, NAFTA Office
Embassy of the Republic of Peru
• Carlos Gil de Montes Molinari, Minister, Deputy Head of Mission
Embassy of the Republic of Colombia
• Juan Camilo Vargas Vasquez, Minister-Counselor, Commercial Trade, Mines, Gas and Petroleum, Pacific Alliance
• Maria Forero, Advisor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of a potential agreement between Canada and the Pacific Alliance: consulting Canadians.

H.E. Alejandro Marisio, H.E. Dionisio Arturo Perez Jacome Friscione, Juan Camilo Vargas and Sebastian Molina made statements and, with Yvonne Stintson, answered questions.

At 10:23 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 10:28 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That in relation to the study of priorities of Canadian stakeholders having an interest in bilateral and trilateral trade in North America, between Canada, United States and Mexico, the proposed budget in the amount of $47,911.09, for the Committee’s travel to Washington, D.C. in Spring 2018, be adopted; and that the Clerk be authorized to purchase appropriate gifts and make the necessary arrangements for meals and receptions during the Committee's travel.

At 10:33 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee