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

Issue 21 - Minutes of Proceedings - February 5, 2015

OTTAWA, Thursday, February 5, 2015


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:29 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, Ataullahjan, Cordy, Dawson, Demers, Downe, Fortin-Duplessis, Oh, Rivard, Smith, P.C. (Cobourg) and Tkachuk (11).

In attendance: Mark Palmer, Acting Procedural Clerk; James Lee, 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 Thursday, November 21, 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. (For the complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 2.)


The Border Consortium:

Sally Thompson, Executive Director;

Duncan McArthur, Partnership Director.

Inter Pares:

Kevin Malseed, Program Director;

Rebecca Wolsak, Program Manager.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Malseed and Ms. Thompson each made a statement and, together with Mr. McArthur and Ms. Wolsak, answered questions.

At 11:41 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee