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

Issue No. 29 - Minutes of Proceedings - June 21, 2017

OTTAWA, Wednesday, June 21, 2017


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met in camera this day at 4:18 p.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, Bovey, Cools, Dawson, Eaton, Marwah, Ngo, Oh, Saint-Germain and Woo (11).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Pascal Tremblay, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, the committee continued its study on foreign relations and international trade generally. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.) (Topic: Recent developments in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)

The chair made a statement.

It was agreed that senator's staff be permitted to remain in the room during the in camera meeting.

It was agreed that the draft report be adopted, and that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be empowered to approve the final version of the report, taking into consideration this meeting's discussions, including, if needed, the recommendations, with any necessary editorial, grammatical and translation changes required; and that the steering committee be empowered to make decisions on behalf of the committee to publicize the report with the support of the Senate Communications Directorate and to table the report.

At 4:23 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Marie-Eve Belzile

Clerk of the Committee