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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 Vietnam.


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 questions.

At 12:05 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Marie-Eve Belzile
Clerk of the Committee