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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on 
Foreign Affairs

Issue 4 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 13, 2006
(8)

[Translation]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs met this day in camera, at 6:04 p.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable Hugh Segal, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Corbin, Dawson, Di Nino, Downe, Jaffer, Segal, Smith, P.C., St. Germain, P.C., and Stollery (10).

In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch, Library of Parliament: Peter Berg, analyst.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference passed by the Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 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. 1, Tuesday, May 16, 2006.)

In accordance with rule 92(2)(f), the committee considered two draft reports.

It was agreed that senators' staff be permitted to attend the meeting.

At 6:23 p.m., the committee resumed its sitting in public.

The Honourable Senator Corbin moved that the following budget application for the study on foreign relations in general be concurred in, and that the Chair table said budget to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration for its approval:

Professional and other services   $ 15,000
Transportation and communications    $ 46,500
Other expenditures    $ 600
Total    $ 62,100

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The Honourable Senator Corbin moved that the following budget application for the special study on Africa be concurred in, and that the Chair table said budget to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration for its approval:

Professional and other services    $ 58,500
Transport and communications    $ 257,112
Other expenditures    $ 30,000
Total    $ 345,612

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The committee considered future business.

At 6:29 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Tuesday, June 20, 2006
(9)

[Translation]

The Standing Senate Committee on External Affairs met this day, at 5 p.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the Acting Chair, the Honourable Consiglio Di Nino, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Corbin, Dawson, Di Nino, Downe, Jaffer, Merchant, Smith, P.C., and Stollery (9).

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

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 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. 1, Tuesday, May 16, 2006.)

WITNESS:

Foundation Aga Khan Canada:

Khalil Shariff, Chief Executive Officer.

The Acting Chair made an opening statement.

Mr. Sharriff made a statement and answered questions.

At 7:04 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 21, 2006
(10)

[Translation]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs met this day at 4:07 pm, in room 160-S, Centre Bloc, the Chair, the Honourable Hugh Segal, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Corbin, Dawson, De Bané, P.C., Di Nino, Downe, Jaffer, Merchant, Segal and Stollery (10).

Other senator present: The Honourable Nancy Ruth (1).

Also in attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch, Library of Parliament: Peter Berg, analyst.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, the committee continued its consideration of 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. 1, Tuesday, May 16, 2006, of the committee proceedings.)

WITNESS:

C.D. Howe Institute:

Danielle Goldfarb, senior political analyst.

The Chair made an opening statement

Ms. Goldfarb made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:39 pm, the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

ATTEST:

François Michaud

Clerk of the committee