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

Issue 27, Minutes of Proceedings - May 30, 2013

OTTAWA, Thursday, May 30, 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, Demers, Downe, Fortin-Duplessis, Nolin, Oh, Robichaud, P.C., and Wallace (10).

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 Monday, March 25, 2013, the committee continued 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. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 26.)


(By video conference)

Conference Board of Canada:

Danielle Goldfarb, Associate Director, Global Commerce Centre.

Trans-Pacific Connections:

Hugh Stephens, Principal.

The chair made an opening statement.

Ms. Goldfarb and Mr. Stephens each made a statement and together answered questions.

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


Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee