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

Issue 3 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 4:17 p.m., in room 160- S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Jaffer, Nolin, Plett, Robichaud, P.C., Segal, Smith., P.C., Stollery and Zimmer (11).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; Karen Schwinghamer, Acting Manager, Media Relations and Communications Services, Communications Directorate.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the committee continued its examination on the rise of China, India and Russia in the global economy and the implications for Canadian policy. (For complete text of order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESS:

Balsillie School of International Affairs:

Ramesh Thakur, Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs and CIGI Distinguished Fellow.

Mr. Thakur made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:26 p.m., the committee, pursuant to rule 104(2), considered a draft report.

The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., moved:

That the draft report be adopted and that the chair table it in the Senate.

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

At 5:28 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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[Français]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 4:20 p.m., in room 160- S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Banks, Di Nino, Finley, Fortin- Duplessis, Jaffer, Nolin, Segal, Smith, P.C., Stollery and Wallin (11).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (1).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the committee continued its examination on the rise of China, India and Russia in the global economy and the implications for Canadian policy. (For complete text of order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESSES:

Canada India Foundation:

Aditya Jha, National Convenor.

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association:

Frank Swedlove, President;

Michael Landry, Vice President, Corporate Development, Manulife Financial;

Janice Hilchie, Vice-President, Legislative Relations.

Mr. Jha made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:18 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:22 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Swedlove made a statement and, with Ms. Hilchie and Mr. Landry, answered questions

At 6:17 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, April 15, 2010
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[Français]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:34 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the Chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Banks, Di Nino, Finley, Fortin- Duplessis, Jaffer, Nolin, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C., Stollery and Wallin (11).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, the committee continued its examination on the rise of China, India and Russia in the global economy and the implications for Canadian policy. (For complete text of order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

WITNESS:

Canadian International Council:

Douglas Goold, Senior Research Fellow.

Mr. Goold made a statement and answered questions.

With regards to its special study on Russia, China and India:

The committee considered the following budget application for the period ending December 2010:

Summary of Expenditures

Professional and Other Services   $ 3,000
Transportation and Communications   $ 5,600
All Other Expenditures   $ 1,400
Total   $ 10,000

With regards to its special study on foreign relations in general:

The committee considered the following budget application for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011:

Summary of Expenditures

Professional and Other Services   $ 3,000
Transportation and Communications   $ 5,600
All Other Expenditures   $ 1,400
Total   $ 10,000

The Honourable Senator Di Nino moved:

That the budget applications be approved for submission to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.

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

It was agreed, following the tragic losses of the President of Poland and his wife, as well as numerous political, military and civil society leaders, that a letter of condolences be sent to the Ambassador of Poland on behalf of the committee; and that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure review the text prior to sending the letter.

At 11:45 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Denis Robert

Clerk of the Committee