The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 3:31 p.m. this day, in Room 228, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Dean Allison, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Lois Brown, Johanne Deschamps, Peter Goldring, James Lunney, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry, Glen Douglas Pearson and Dave Van Kesteren.
Acting Members present: André Bellavance for Jean Dorion, Hon. Gerry Byrne for Hon. Bob Rae, John Rafferty for Paul Dewar and Mike Wallace for Deepak Obhrai.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Allison Goody, Analyst.
Witnesses: Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Elissa Golberg, Director General, Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force Secretariat; Neil Reeder, Director General, Latin America and Caribbean; Patricia Fortier, Director General, Consular Operations Bureau; Jean-Benoît Leblanc, Director, Trade Negotiations 2 Division. Canadian International Development Agency: Leslie E. Norton, Director General, International Humanitarian Assistance Directorate, Multilateral and Global Programs Branch; Isabelle Bérard, Director General, Haiti and Dominican Republic; Lise Filiatrault, Regional Director General, Americas Directorate.
Elissa Golberg and Leslie E. Norton made statements and, with Isabelle Bérard, Neil Reeder and Lise Filiatrault, answered questions.
At 4:53 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:56 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Neil Reeder made a statement and, with Jean-Benoit Leblanc, answered questions.
At 5:31 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Carmen DePapeClerk of the Committee