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

Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 9, 2013

OTTAWA, Thursday, May 9, 2013


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day, in camera, at 10:30 a.m., in room 705, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Dawson, De Bané, P.C., Demers, Fortin-Duplessis, Robichaud, P.C., Smith, P.C., (Cobourg), Wallace and Wells (10).

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 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.)

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 report.

At 11:18 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee