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

Issue 24 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 18, 2013

OTTAWA, Thursday, April 18, 2013


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:32 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, Dawson, De Bané, P.C., Downe, Fortin-Duplessis, Johnson, Lang, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C. (Cobourg), Wallace and Wells (12).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Brian Hermon, Analysts, 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 Wednesday, November 7, 2012, the committee continued its study on economic and political developments in the Republic of Turkey, their regional and global influences, the implications for Canadian interests and opportunities, and other related matters. (For the complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 17.)


Languages Canada:

Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director.

Carleton University:

Bryan Henderson, Director of Professional Training and Development, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

The chair made an opening statement.

Messrs. Peralta and Henderson made statements and answered questions.

At 12:02 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee