The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development met at 3:31 p.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, Nina Grewal, Sadia Groguhé, Jean-François Larose, Hélène Laverdière, Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Gary Ralph Schellenberger, Jinny Jogindera Sims, Dave Van Kesteren and John Williamson.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Allison Goody, Analyst; James Lee, Analyst.
Appearing: Hon. John Baird, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Diane Ablonczy, P.C., M.P., Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs).
Witnesses: Scotiabank: Wendy Hannam, Executive Vice-President. Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Nadir Patel, Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer; Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister.
Wendy Hannam made a statement and answered questions.
At 3:55 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit until 4:05 p.m.
At 4:06 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 4:53 p.m., the sitting resumed.
The Chair called Vote 1 under FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
The Ministers made statements and, with Morris Rosenberg, answered questions.
At 5:51 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Miriam BurkeClerk of the Committee