Foreign Affairs and International Development – February 12, 2013

In Committee from the House of Commons

Foreign Affairs and International Development – February 12, 2013

Foreign Affairs and International Development

Canadian Red Cross officials Chris Rosene and Stéphane Michaud, as well as Robert M. Young from the International Committee of the Red Cross, discuss the humanitarian challenges in Mali and their work with that country’s Red Cross.

Former Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler, who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in north Africa in 2008, speaks about his experience and why
Canada should be significantly more engaged in Mali.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino respond to questions about Canada’s involvement in the crisis during the last hour of the meeting.