Foreign Affairs – February 20, 2007

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Foreign Affairs – February 20, 2007

Appearance: Vidar Hegelson

Committee members continue their study of the effectiveness of Canada’s promotion of democratic development abroad and the role of the Canadian government in this process.

Vidar Hegelson, secretary-general of International IDEA, appears before the committee to discuss his organization’s role in supporting democracy and human rights around the world. Mr. Hegelson is questioned by committee members Hugh Segal (the chair of the committee), Percy Downe (Liberal), Eymard Corbin (Liberal), Raynell Andreychuk (Conservative), and Janis Johnson (Conservative).