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

Issue No. 52 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 23, 2018


OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade met this day at 2:30 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable A. Raynell Andreychuk, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Andreychuk, Ataullahjan, Bovey, Cordy, Dawson, Greene, Housakos, Marwah, Massicotte, McIntyre, Ngo, Oh and Saint-Germain (13).

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

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 continued 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. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 51.)

WITNESSES:

Business Council of Canada:

Brian Kingston, Vice President, International and Fiscal Issues;

Trevor Kennedy, Policy Associate.

Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance:

Claire Citeau, Executive Director.

Dow Chemical Company (Canada):

Scott Thurlow, Senior Advisor, Government Affairs.

Canadian Cancer Society:

Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst.

International Union of Operating Engineers:

Steven Schumann, Director, Canadian Government Affairs .

Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association:

Mark A. Nantais, President.

Unifor:

Angelo DiCaro, Acting Research Director (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Kingston, Ms. Citeau and Mr. Thurlow made statements and, together with Mr. Kennedy, answered questions.

At 3:20 p.m., the Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Ataullahjan as a member of the committee.

At 3:22 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 3:30 p.m., the committee resumed.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Schumann, Mr. Nantais and Mr. DiCaro made statements and answered questions.

At 4:18 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 4:20 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

It was agreed that senators' staff be permitted to remain in the room for the in camera portion of the meeting.

At 4:34 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Marie-Eve Belzile
Clerk of the Committee