The Standing Committee on International Trade met at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, the Hon. Rob Merrifield, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Ron Cannan, Don Davies, Hon. Wayne Easter, Russ Hiebert, Ed Holder, Hon. Rob Merrifield, Marc-André Morin, Annick Papillon, Jasbir Sandhu, Bev Shipley and Devinder Shory.
Acting Members present: Mike Wallace for Gerald Keddy.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Alexandre Gauthier, Analyst.
Witnesses: Canadian Council of Chief Executives: Sam Boutziouvis, Vice-President, Policy, International and Fiscal Issues. Food Secure Canada: Paul Slomp, Representative, Youth Vice President, National Farmers Union; Diana Bronson, Executive Director. Canadian Canola Growers Association: Richard White, General Manager. As an individual: Julian Dierkes, Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Colombia.
Sam Boutziouvis and Paul Slomp made statements and, with Diana Bronson, answered questions.
At 11:59 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:01 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Richard White, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Julian Dierkes, by videoconference from Vancouver, British-Colombia, made statements and answered questions.
At 12:54 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:56 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
At 12:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Paul CardegnaClerk of the Committee