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

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013-14

Chair: The Honourable A. RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK


Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Issue No. 15

First (final) meeting on:

Government Response, dated July 8, 2014, to the second report of the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, entitled: Building Bridges: Canada-Turkey Relations and Beyond, tabled in the Senate on November 28, 2013

and

First and second meetings on:

Examine the potential for increased Canada-United States-Mexico trade and investment, including in growth areas in key resource, manufacturing and service sectors; the federal actions needed to realize any identified opportunities in these key sectors; and opportunities for deepening cooperation at the trilateral level

INCLUDING:
THE SIXTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Government response to the committee's second report, entitled Building Bridges: Canada-Turkey Relations and Beyond)


WITNESSES

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada:

David Morrison, Assistant Deputy Minister (Americas);

Martin Moen, Director General, North America and Investment;

Christopher Wilkie, A/Director General, North America Strategy.

As individuals:

Laura Dawson, President, Dawson Strategic;

Michael Hart, Simon Reisman Chair in Trade Policy, Professor of International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Canadian Council of Chief Executives:

Eric Miller, Vice President, Policy, Innovation and Competitiveness.

As an individual:

Christopher Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.

Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute:

Colin Robertson, Vice President, and Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.

Canada West Foundation:

Carlo Dade, Director, Centre for Trade and Investment Policy (by video conference).


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Percy E. Downe, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), *Cowan (or Fraser), Dawson, Demers, Fortin-Duplessis, Greene, Housakos, Oh, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C. (Cobourg), Tannas, Verner, P.C.

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Jaffer (September 24, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Greene replaced the Honourable Senator Johnson (September 24, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Tannas replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (September 24, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (September 24, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Johnson replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (September 24, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan (September 23, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Johnson (September 23, 2014).

The Honourable Senator Johnson replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (June 19, 2014).