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

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable A. RAYNELL ANDREYCHUK


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Issue No. 13

First, second, third and fourth (final) meetings:

Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, the Hazardous Products Act, the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Pest Control Products Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and to make related amendments to another Act

and
Second meeting:

Study on opportunities for strengthening cooperation with Mexico since the tabling, in June 2015, of the committee report entitled North American Neighbours: Maximizing Opportunities and Strengthening Cooperation for a more Prosperous Future


APPEARING:

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade


WITNESSES

November 16, 2016

Global Affairs Canada:

David Usher, Director General, Trade Negotiations.

Health Canada:

Jason Flint, Director General, Policy, Communications and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

Kim Dayman-Rutkus, Director, Centre for Regulatory and Compliance Strategies, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch.

Environment and Climate Change Canada:

Sara Neamtz, Acting Executive Director, Legislative Governance, Environmental Protection Branch.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

CropLife Canada:

Dennis Prouse, Vice President, Government Affairs;

Pierre Petelle, Vice President, Chemistry.

Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Global Affairs Canada:

David Usher, Director General, Trade Negotiations.

Environment and Climate Change Canada:

John Moffet, Director General, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Directorate.

Health Canada:

Jason Flint, Director General, Policy, Communications and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency;

Kim Dayman-Rutkus, Director, Centre for Regulatory and Compliance Strategies, Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Canadian Global Affairs Institute:

Colin Robertson, Vice-President and Fellow of Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary.

As an individual:

Laura Dawson, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson Centre.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Raynell Andreychuk, Chair

The Honourable Percy E. Downe, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Ataullahjan, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Cools, Cordy, Dawson, Eaton, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Housakos, Ngo, Oh, Poirier

*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 Poirier replaced the Honourable Senator Beyak (November 17, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Beyak replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (November 15, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Marshall (November 3, 2016).


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