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

First Session Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Issue No. 4

Eleventh and twelfth meetings:

Study on foreign relations and international trade generally


Second meeting:

Study on recent political and economic developments in Argentina in the context of their potential impact on regional and global dynamics, including on Canadian policy and interests, and other related matters


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance:

Claire Citeau, Executive Director;

Martin Rice, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director, Canadian Pork Council.

As an individual:

Jim Stanford, Harold Innis Industry Professor of Economics, McMaster University and Economic Advisor, Unifor (by video conference).

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Embassy of the Argentine Republic:

Her Excellency Norma Nascimbene de Dumont, Ambassador;

Sebastian Molteni, Counsellor, Political and Education Sector;

Cecilia Ines Silberberg, Secretary, Political and Cultural Section.


The Honourable Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Percy E. Downe, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

        Ataullahjan, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Cordy, Dawson, *Harder, P.C., Housakos, Johnson, Ngo, Oh, Poirier, Rivard, Smith (Cobourg), 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 Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (April 8, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Wells (April 8, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Ataullahjan replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (April 8, 2016).