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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs

Issue 19 - Minutes of Proceedings

VANCOUVER, Wednesday, February 5, 1997

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs met this day at 9:13 a.m. in the Pavilion Crystal A salon of the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Chairman, the Honourable John B. Stewart, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Bacon, Carney, Corbin, De Bané, Grafstein, Stewart, Stollery and St. Germain. (9)

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Austin, Lawson and Perrault. (3)

Also present: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Mr. Anthony Chapman, Economics Division.

In attendance: Official Senate reporters.


From the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada:

Dr. William Saywell, President.

From Blewett, Dodd Architecture:

Mr. Peter Blewett, Partner.

From Bing Thom Architects Inc.:

Mr. Bing Thom, Principal.

From the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Colombia:

Dr. Michael Goldberg, Dean.

From the Sustainable Development Research Institute, University of British Columbia:

The Honourable Michael F. Harcourt.

The committee resumed consideration of its order of reference pertaining to relations between Canada and the Asia1-Pacific region (see committee proceedings of October 2, 1996, Issue no. 8).

The witnesses made a presentation and answered questions.

At 12:55 p.m., the committee recessed for lunch.

At 2:09 p.m., the committee resumed sitting.


From Mitsubishi Canada Ltd:

Mr. Arthur Hara, Chairman.

From Marsh & McLennan Ltd:

Mr. Yozo Yamagata, Member, Canadian Advisory Board.

From Canada1-Japan Forum 2000:

Ms Tamako Yagai Copithorne, Member.

From MK Wong & Associates Ltd:

Mr. Dany Gaw.

From the Vancouver Stock Exchange:

Mr. Mike Johnson, President and CEO.

From the Canada-Pacific Russia Trade Centre:

Mr. Ian Ogilvie, President.

The witnesses made a presentation and answered questions.

At 5:40 p.m., the committee adjourned until 9 a.m. on Thursday, February 6.


Serge Pelletier

Clerk of the Committee

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