MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS
Meeting No. 59
Tuesday, February 26, 2002
The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International
Trade met at 9:06 a.m. this day, in the Sackville Room of the Delta Barrington Hotel
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Chair, Jean Augustine, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Jean Augustine, George S. Baker,
Acting Members present: Yves Rocheleau for Francine Lalonde;
Peter Stoffer for Svend Robinson.
In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the
Library of Parliament: Gerald Schmitz, Research Officer.
Witnesses: From the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies:
Brian Crowley, Chair; Michael MacDonald, Senior Fellow; Perry Newman, Former
Advisor on International Trade to the Governor of Maine. From Mount Saint
Vincent University: Reginald C. Stuart, Professor of History and Politics. From
Dalhousie University: Ian McAllister, Professor of Economics and
International Development Studies.
From the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University: Teresa L. Cyrus, Professor of
Economics; Sandra J. MacLean,
Professor of Political Science. From
Harker Associates: John
Harker, Consultant. From
Dalhousie University: Michael Bradfield, Professor of Economics. From the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour:
Rick Clarke, President. From Maritime Affairs: Peter Haydon, Editor.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee resumed its study on North
American Integration and Canada's Role in the Light of New Security Challenges
and the study of the Agenda of the 2002 G8 Summit (See Minutes of
Proceedings of Tuesday, October 16, 2001, Meeting No. 31).
Brian Crowley , Michael MacDonald, Perry Newman and Reginald C. Stuart
made statements and answered questions.
At 11:12 a.m. the sitting was suspended.
At 11:22 a.m. the sitting resumed in a televised session.
Ian McAllister made a statement and answered questions.
At 11:58 a.m. the Committee sat in a non-televised session.
Theresa L. Cyrus made a statement and answered questions.
At 12:31 p.m. the sitting was suspended.
At 1:45 p.m. the sitting resumed.
Sandra J. MacLean, John Harker, Michael Bradfield, Rick Clarke and Peter
Haydon made statements and answered questions.
At 4:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee