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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 104
Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 3:54 p.m. to 5:33 p.m.
Hon. Judy A. Sgro, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Offah Obale, Analyst
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

ORDERED, — That the clerk of the committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a draft budget respecting the committee's proposed travel to Ecuador, in relation to its study of Free Trade Negotiations Between Canada and Ecuador, for consideration by the committee.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study of the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Obsolete and Surplus Goods Program, which allows Canadian companies to destroy imported goods and obtain a refund of customs duties paid on their importation, in order to assess the total value of goods destroyed, identify the industries and goods most affected by this program, and propose more responsible alternatives; that the committee hold at least two meetings on this study; and that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House.

At 4:24 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Prairies Economic Development Canada
• Anoop Kapoor, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction
Port Alberni Port Authority
• Zoran Knezevic, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada
• Naina Sloan, Vice-President, Programs and Partners
Western Grain Elevator Association
• Wade Sobkowich, Executive Director
KC Recycling
• Pete Stamper, Chief executive officer
Vancouver Airport Authority
• Jason Tse, Manager, Cargo Development and Partnerships
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, the committee resumed its study of Canadian businesses in supply chains and global markets.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 5:33 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Sophia Nickel
Clerk of the committee