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

Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 8, 2013

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 8, 2013


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day, in camera, at 4:20 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, De Bané, P.C., Downe, Fortin-Duplessis, Johnson, Rivard, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C. (Cobourg) and Wallace (10).

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Nolin (1).

In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Brian Hermon, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Monday, March 25, 2013, the committee began 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.

It was agreed that senators' staff be allowed to stay in the room.

Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee proceeded to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 4:51 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee