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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Foreign Affairs

Issue 7 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, February 15, 2005
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[Translation]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs met this day at 5:04 p.m. in room 160-S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honorable Peter A. Stollery, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honorable Senators Andreychuk, Carney, P.C., Corbin, De Bané, P.C., Di Nino, Downe, Grafstein, Prud'homme, P.C., Robichaud, P.C. and Stollery (10).

In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Peter Berg and Michael Holden, analysts.

In attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, December 8, 2004, the committee continued its study on the development and security challenges facing Africa; the response of the international community to enhance that continent's development and political stability; Canadian foreign policy as it relates to Africa; and other related matters. (For the full text of the Order of Reference, see Issue No. 3, Tuesday, December 14, 2004).

WITNESSES:

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa:

K.Y. Amoako, Executive Secretary and United Nations Under-Secretary-General.

International Trade Canada:

Alexandra Wood, Deputy Director and Trade Commissioner, International Financing Division, Business Support Unit.

Department of Finance Canada:

Bruce Rayfuse, Director, International Finance and Development Division;

John Davies, Chief, Development Policy.

The Chairman made a statement.

Mr. Amoako made a presentation and answered question.

At 6:05 p.m., the committee suspended its sitting.

At 6:10 p.m., the committee resumed its sitting.

The Chairman made a statement.

Ms. Wood made a presentation and answered questions.

Mr. Rayfuse made a presentation.

The witnesses answered questions.

At 7:08 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

Catherine Piccinin

Acting Clerk of the Committee


OTTAWA, Wednesday February 16, 2005
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[Translation]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs met this day at 3:30 p.m. in room 160-S of the Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable Peter A. Stollery, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Carney, P.C., Corbin, De Bané, P.C., Di Nino, Downe, Prud'homme, P.C., Robichaud, P.C., Stratton and Stollery (10).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Poy (1).

Also present: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Peter Berg, Analyst.

In attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

In accordance with the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday December 8, 2004, the committee continued to examine the development and security challenges facing Africa; the response of the international community to enhance that continent's development and political stability; Canadian foreign policy as it relates to Africa; and other related matters. (For the full text of the Order of Reference, see Issue No. 3, Tuesday December 14, 2004.)

WITNESSES:

Foreign Affairs Canada:

Anne-Marie Bourcier, Director General, Africa Bureau;

Perry Calderwood, Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Division;

Isabelle Roy, Acting Director, West and Centre Africa Division;

Sébastien Carrière, Desk Officer, Political Affairs (Algeria, Libya, Morocco), Maghreb and Arabian Peninsula Division.

Canadian International Development Agency:

Nadia Kostiuk, Director General, Policy, Strategic Planning and Technical Services, Africa and Middle East Branch;

Mario Renaud, Director General, Policy, Planning and Management, Multilateral Programs Branch, Canadian International Level.

National Defence:

Andrew Rasiulis, Director, Military Training Assistance Program.

Ms. Bourcier, Ms. Kostiuk and Mr. Rasiulis made presentations and, along with Messrs. Carrière and Renaud, answered questions.

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

ATTEST:

François Michaud

Clerk of the Committee