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

Issue 15 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Thursday, February 3, 2011
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:31 a.m., in room 160-S, Centre Block, the deputy chair, the Honourable Percy E. Downe, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dawson, Di Nino, Downe, Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Johnson, Mahovlich, Robichaud, P.C., and Wallin (9).

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

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Simon Lapointe, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: Mona Ishack, Communications Officer and the official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 4, 2010, the committee continued its examination on the political and economic developments in Brazil and the implications for Canadian policy and interests in the region, and other related matters. (For complete text of order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 12.)

AS A PANEL:

Canadian Federation of Agriculture:

Ron Bonnett, President.

Canadian Forestry Association and Canadian Institute of Forestry:

John F. Pineau, Executive Director, Canadian Institute of Forestry.

The Deputy Chair made a statement.

Messrs. Bonnett and Pineau each made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:48 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 4:15 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, De Bané, P.C., Downe, Finley, Fortin- Duplessis, Johnson, Mahovlich, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C. (Cobourg), and Wallin (10).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Simon Lapointe, Analysts, 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 Thursday, November 4, 2010, the committee continued its examination on the political and economic developments in Brazil and the implications for Canadian policy and interests in the region, and other related matters. (For complete text of order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 12.)

WITNESSES:

International Development Research Centre (IDRC):

Federico Burone, Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean (by video conference).

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Blair Coomber, Director General, Bilateral Relations and Technical Trade Policy Directorate.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Dr. Louise Carrière, Director, Bilateral Relations and Market Access.

The Chair made a statement.

Mr. Burone made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:17 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 5:20 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Coomber and Dr. Carrière each made a statement and, together, answered questions.

At 6:09 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Thursday, February 10, 2011
(30)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:33 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, De Bané, P.C., Di Nino, Downe, Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Johnson, Mahovlich, Robichaud, P.C., and Smith, P.C. (Cobourg) (10).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Simon Lapointe, Analysts, 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 Thursday, November 4, 2010, the committee continued its examination on the political and economic developments in Brazil and the implications for Canadian policy and interests in the region, and other related matters. (For complete text of order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 12.)

WITNESS:

As an individual:

Annette Hester, Research Associate, Canadian International Council.

The Chair made a statement.

Ms. Hester made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:59 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Catherine Piccinin

Clerk of the Committee