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

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

Chair: The Honourable CONSIGLIO DI NINO


Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Issue No. 4

Sixth meeting on:

Foreign relations generally

First (final) meeting on:

Bill C-9, An Act to Implement the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention)

INCLUDING:
THE THIRD REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-9)


APPEARING

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Honourable Helena Guergis, M.P., Secretary of State, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

WITNESSES

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

Stewart Beck, Assistant Deputy Minister, Investment, Innovation and Sectors;

Robert Ready, Director, Investment Trade Policy Division;

Robert Clark, Director General, Economic Policy Analysis and Consultations;

Richard Bale, Director, North Asia Commercial Relations;

Audri Mukhopadhyay, Director, South Asia Commercial Relations.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

Alan H. Kessel, Legal Adviser;

Ray Boomgaardt, Special Counsel, Trade Law Bureau;

Éric Leroux, Deputy Director and Senior Counsel, Trade Law Bureau.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Consiglio Di Nino, Chair

The Honourable Peter A. Stollery, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Corbin, Dawson, De Bané, P.C., Downe, Grafstein, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Johnson, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Mahovlich, Nolin, Rivest, Smith, P.C.

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Smith, P.C., (February 26, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Smith, P.C., is substituted for that of the Honourable Trenholme Counsell (February 28, 2008).