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Lib. (ON)
Do you have it in French too?
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Lib. (ON)
So are we going to get the summary or not?
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Lib. (ON)
So the summary is in French and the--
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Lib. (ON)
Some are in French.
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Lib. (ON)
Did you want to add to that, Lina?
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Lib. (ON)
Yes, I have a couple of questions to follow up on what was said near the beginning.
You talked about the importance of having some kind of guidelines for businesses going into African countries to perhaps exploit their resources, companies that want to get the natural resources, and that there should be some kind of international law. Was your next sentence that we should give financial assistance to companies that do follow, that do comply and are transparent in their businesses? It's a good idea. Was that your next sentence?
I'd like to know if you know of any countries that do this and how they would do this.
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Lib. (ON)
I was just agreeing with the idea. I like the idea of incentives rather than punishment, so I thought maybe you were suggesting that there is a way we could give incentives to companies to do this.
I've been to Colombia, as I'd mentioned to Lina, and I've seen some and certainly heard about some of the damage that is done by companies that go into a country like Colombia or the African countries. If there were some way we could give them incentive to follow the rules and to follow human rights and so on, it would be good.
Lina, you were talking about development assistance. You said we should have legislation to decide the countries that Canada is going to support. Later on, you changed that slightly and said we should have legislation saying this money is only going to go towards poverty, not towards something else.
I was concerned when you said legislation to support the countries we pick. If we had legislation for that, then it would be hard to change the countries, because this year we might feel that this country needs support, and next year another country might need support. We wouldn't be able to change that very well if that were legislated in.
So what you really meant was that we should make sure the money goes for poverty and not for defence or something else, the military?
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Lib. (ON)
Okay. Related to that, CIDA has recently decided that they would be helping only 25 countries. They've narrowed it down from whatever they were doing before to 25 countries. Do you see any problem with that? They have picked the 25 countries they're going to support.
Have you any comment about that?
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Lib. (ON)
I just wanted to know what your comment was on the foreign affairs department, where trade was closely connected before. Now it seems to be separated from Foreign Affairs--Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Do you have any comment about that?
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Lib. (ON)
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Lib. (ON)
Do you have a copy of it?
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Lib. (ON)
I'd just like you to know, Ms. Campbell, that I agree with you 100% in what you're saying. I think our government's responsible for setting up some standards for what these companies do overseas. I'd just like to mention to my colleague that if Canadian companies—and there are many now who are good corporate citizens, who are doing things within the communities, who are paying back, who are giving back to the communities, whether they're contributing to charities or encouraging their staff to contribute to work in charities.... These same principles can be used in other countries. I don't think there's any reason at all why we're not setting the standard here for what our companies do overseas. I just wanted to let you know that.
I have a couple of questions for Mr. Pahlavi.
First of all, you mentioned that we now have external shareholders in this area you were talking about. I'd like to know who some of those are, or what they are. You mentioned a couple of radio stations, I think; I'm not sure. I'd like you to answer that.
You say we are putting 8% of our budget into this area, Britain 25%, France 37%. How high is the United States' contribution?
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Lib. (ON)
Are you saying they might separate the public—
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Lib. (ON)
Okay.
The purpose of this is to get the message out. Sometimes that works in a good way and sometimes it works in a bad way. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. Can you comment on that also?
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Lib. (ON)
I'd just like to end on a positive note.
Do we have any companies from Canada that are good corporate citizens overseas?
A voice: We have hundreds of them.
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