Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE)

The committee met only once this week for a briefing on the situation in Syria from Barbara Martin. The meeting lasted only 45 minutes as a vote was called in the middle of the meeting. The testimony focused on a explaining the facts on the ground in Syria and Canada’s response to the situation. The department of Foreign Affairs (DFAIT) has attempted to contact all Canadians living in Syria, to provide information about the situation as well as suggest ways in which citizens could get out of the country. On the subject of possible resolutions to the situation, it is the opinion of DFAIT that the most likely resolution will come from the Arab League.