Meeting No. 51
Thursday, January 17, 2002
The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International
Trade met in a televised joint session with the Standing Committee on National
Defence and Veterans Affairs at 10:05 a.m. this day, in Room 253-D, Centre
Block, David Pratt, Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence and
Veterans Affairs, and John Harvard presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Bill Casey, John Harvard, Marlene
Jennings, Bernard Patry.
Acting Member present: John Godfrey for Jean Augustine.
Members of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans
Affairs present: David Pratt, Stan Dromisky, John O’Reilly, David Price,
Rob Anders, Leon Benoit, Cheryl Gallant, Claude Bachand, Elsie Wayne.
Acting Member present: Alexa McDonough for Peter Stoffer.
In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the
Library of Parliament: James Lee, Michel Rossignol, Research Officers.
Appearing: The Honourable Art Eggleton, Minister of National Defence.
Witness: From the Department of National Defence: Gen Raymond
R. Henault, Chief of the Defence Staff.
The Order of the House of Commons of October 15, 2001, being read as
That this House reaffirm its condemnation
of the terrorist attacks against our NATO ally, the United States of America,
on September 11, 2001, and affirm its support for Canada’s courageous men and
women in the Canadian Forces who are responding to defend freedom and democracy
in the international military coalition against terrorism; and
That this House
hereby order the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade
and the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs to sit
frequently, including joint meetings with ministers and officials of the
government and the military.
Pursuant to the Order of the House, the Committee commenced joint
consideration with the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans
Affairs of matters relating to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and
the participation of Canadian Forces in the international military coalition
The Minister made an opening statement and with the witness answered
At 11:34 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee