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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs and International Trade

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable HUGH SEGAL


Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 (in camera)

Issue No. 7

First, second, third and fourth meetings on:

Special Study on the Softwood Lumber Agreement

INCLUDING
THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget, Special Study on Lebanon)
THE FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Interim Report, Special Study on the Softwood Lumber Agreement)


APPEARING:

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Honourable David Emerson, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

As individuals:

Lawrence Herman, Lawyer, Cassels Brock;

Jon Johnson, Counsel, Goodmans.

Free Trade Lumber Council of Canada:

Carl Grenier, Executive Vice President.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

Paul Robertson, Director General, North America Trade Policy;

Andrea Lyon, Chief Trade Negotiator (North America);

Hugh Cheetham, Senior Counsel and Deputy Director, Trade Law Bureau;

Michael Solursh, Counsel, Trade Law Bureau.

As individuals:

Gordon Ritchie, Chairman of Public Affairs, Hill and Knowlton;

Marc Busch, Karl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (by videoconference).

Tuesday, November 22, 2006

As individuals: (by videoconference)

John Helliwell, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of British Columbia;

Richard Harris, Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Hugh Segal, Chair

The Honourable Peter A. Stollery, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Andreychuk, Corbin, Dawson, De Bané, P.C., Di Nino, Downe, Eyton, *Hays (or Fraser), *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Mahovlich, Merchant, Smith, P.C.

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Jaffer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (October 30, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (November 1, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Jaffer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (November 1, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Jaffer (November 6, 2006).