Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Issue No. 51 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 18, 2018
OTTAWA, Thursday, October 18, 2018
The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 10:35 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, Bovey, Cordy, Dean, Housakos,
Massicotte, Ngo, Oh, Saint-Germain, Verner, P.C. and White (11).
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Black (Ontario), Marwah and Smith (3).
In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Pascal Tremblay, 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 Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the committee began its
consideration of Bill C-79, An Act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific
Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and
The Honourable Jim Carr, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade Diversification.
Global Affairs Canada:
Timothy Sargent, Deputy Minister for International Trade;
Bruce Christie, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations;
Kendal Hembroff, Director General, Trade Negotiations.
The chair made a statement.
Minister Carr made a statement and, together with Mr. Sargent, Mr. Christie and Mrs. Hembroff, answered
At 12:05 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee