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

Issue No. 40 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 1, 2018

OTTAWA, Thursday, March 1, 2018


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, Bovey, Cools, Cordy, Dawson, Greene, Housakos, Massicotte, Oh and Saint-Germain (11).

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

In attendance: Marion Ménard, Nadia Faucher and Chantal Beaubien, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on October 26, 2017, the committee continued its study on the impact and utilization of Canadian culture and arts in Canadian foreign policy and diplomacy, and other related matters. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 34)


Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Germany:

Ronald Grätz, Secretary General (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Grätz made a statement and answered questions.

At 11:34 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Marie-Eve Belzile
Clerk of the Committee