Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Issue 10 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of March 14, 2012
OTTAWA, Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
met this day, at 4:17 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, Downe, Johnson, Mahovlich, Nolin, Plett, Smith, P.C., (Cobourg),
and Wallin (8).
In attendance: Natalie Mychajlyszyn and Brian Hermon, 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 Tuesday,
February 7, 2012, the committee continued its examination on the
establishment of a "Charter of the Commonwealth" as agreed to by the
Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Perth, Australia, in October
2011 and its implications for Canada. (For complete text of the order of
reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 8.)
Youth Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society:
Adam Foote, Member (by video conference).
As an individual:
The Honourable Michael Kirby, Former Justice of the High Court of
Australia and Member of the Eminent Persons Group (by video conference).
Mr. Foote made a statement and answered questions.
At 4:42 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 5:17 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Kirby made a statement and answered questions.
At 6 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee