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

Issue 24 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 1, 2015

OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 1, 2015


The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 4:45 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, Beyak, Cordy, Downe, Fortin-Duplessis, Johnson, Mockler, Oh, Smith, P.C. (Cobourg) and Verner, P.C. (10).

In attendance: Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk and Adam Thompson, Procedural Clerk; James Lee and Pascal Tremblay, 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 Thursday, November 21, 2013, the committee continued its study to examine such issues as may arise from time to time relating to foreign relations and international trade generally. (For the complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 10.)


TradeUp Capital Fund:

Kati Suominen, Founder and CEO (by video conference).

Steelworks Design Inc.:

Rhonda Barnet, Vice President Finance (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Ms. Suominen and Ms. Barnet each made a statement and answered questions.

At 5:51 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Mark Palmer

Clerk of the Committee