The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met in camera at 8:53 a.m. this day, in Room 306, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Dean Allison, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Dean Allison, Lois Brown, Bob Dechert, Peter Goldring, Nina Grewal, Sadia Groguhé, Hélène Laverdière, Gary Ralph Schellenberger and Dave Van Kesteren.
Acting Members present: Hon. Mark Eyking for Hon. Dominic LeBlanc and Dany Morin for Jinny Jogindera Sims.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Allison Goody, Analyst; James Lee, Analyst.
Witnesses: Institute for Liberty and Democracy: Hernando de Soto, President; Manuel Mayorga, Executive Director, International Affairs; Ana Lucia Camaiora, Legal Director.
It was agreed, — That the Committee continue its study on the role of the private sector in achieving Canada's international development interests.
It was agreed, — That the Committee undertake a study on the progression of rights and democracy over the past 10 years in Ukraine.
At 9:34 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 9:52 a.m., the sitting resumed in public.
Hernando de Soto by videoconference from Lima, Peru, made a statement and, with Ana Lucia Camaiora and Manuel Mayorga, by videoconference from Lima, Peru, answered questions.
At 10:53 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Miriam BurkeClerk of the Committee