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

First Session Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12

Chair: The Honourable A. RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012

Issue No. 9

Third and fourth meetings on:

Establishment of a "Charter of the Commonwealth"


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association — Parliament of Canada:

Russ Hiebert, M.P., Chair;

Joe Preston, M.P., Member.

As individuals:

Richard Bourne, Senior Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London (by video conference);

Arthur Donahoe, Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (by video conference);

Nick Hare, Former Commonwealth Deputy Secretary (Development Cooperation).

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Commonwealth Secretariat:

Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General.

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie:

Pierre de Cocatrix, Chief of Cabinet of the Secretary General;

Eric Pelletier, Advisor responsible for Cooperation.


The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Percy E. Downe, Deputy Chair


*Cowan (or Tardif), De Bané, P.C., Finley, Fortin-Duplessis, Johnson, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Mahovlich, Martin, Nolin, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C. (Cobourg), Wallin

* 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 Honourable Senator Finley replaced the Honourable Senator Stratton (March 7, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Segal (March 7, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Stratton replaced the Honourable Senator Finley (March 7, 2012).

The Honourable Senator De Bané, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (March 2, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Johnson replaced the Honourable Senator Raine (March 1, 2012).