Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 23, 2013
OTTAWA, Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met
this day, at 10:30 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 Ataullahjan,
Beyak, Dawson, De Bané, P.C., Downe, Fortin-Duplessis, Johnson, Robichaud, P.C.
and Smith, P.C., (Cobourg) (9).
In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Brian Hermon, 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 Monday, March 25,
2013, the committee continued its study on security conditions and economic
developments in the Asia-Pacific region, the implications for Canadian policy
and interests in the region, and other related matters.
Centre for International Governance Innovation:
Simon Palamar, Researcher.
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada:
Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO (by video conference).
The deputy chair made an opening statement.
Mr. Palamar and Mr. Woo each made a statement and together answered
At 11:42 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.