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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

Second Session, Thirty-fifth Parliament, 1996

Chairman: The Honourable JOHN B. STEWART

Friday, February 7, 1997

Issue No. 21

Tenth Meeting on: The study on the growing importance of the Asia Pacific region for Canada, with emphasis on the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference to be held in Vancouver in the fall of 1997, Canada's Year of Asia Pacific


Morning meeting

As individuals:

Paul Lin, Professor, Chinese History, University of British Columbia;

Pitman Potter, Professor, Centre for Asian Legal Study, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia;

Patrick Brown, journalist, CBC/Radio-Canada;

From the China-Canada Business Council:

The Honourable Jack Austin, Senator.

From the Vancouver Board of Trade:

Darcy Rezac, Managing Director;

John Hansen, Chief Economist.

Afternoon meeting

From the City of Vancouver:

Philip Owen, Mayor;

Sam Kuzmick, Director of Operations Support, Corporate Services Group;

Bob Thompson, Vice-Chair of the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Principal of MTR Consultants Ltd.;

Captain Norman C. Stark, Chairman of the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council, President and CEO of the Vancouver Port Corporation and Member of the Vancouver Economic Development Commission;

Ralph W. Huenemann, Director, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, Victoria University;

Ms Peggy Falkenheim Meyer, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University.

From the Asia-Pacific Management Cooperative Program, Capilano College:

Robert Bagshaw, Professor, Manager, Business Relations;

Scott MacLeod, Program Manager.


The Honourable John B. Stewart, Chairman

The Honourable Pat Carney, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Bacon, Bolduc, Corbin, De Bané, P.C., Doody, *Fairbairn, P.C. (or Graham), Grafstein, *Lynch-Staunton (or Berntson), Stollery, St. Germain, Whelan

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

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