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.
Hugh Stephens, Principal.
The chair made an opening statement.
Ms. Goldfarb and Mr. Stephens each made a statement and together answered
At 12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.