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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011

Chair: The Honourable PERCY MOCKLER

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Issue No. 7

First and second meetings on:

Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts


The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

John Knubley, Deputy Minister;

Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch;

Grain Growers of Canada:

Richard Phillips, Executive Director.

Pulse Canada:

Gordon Bacon, Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Grain Commission:

Murdoch MacKay, Commissioner.

As individuals:

Jim Chatenay;

John Turcato.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

As individuals:

Matthew Gehl;

Bill Rosher;

Eric Wilmot;

Henry Vos;

Gilbert Ferré;

Jeff Nielsen.

Red Coat Road and Rail:

Lonny McKague, Director.


Erwan Boubet, President;

Pat Nolan, Senior Export Manager.

Canadian National Railway:

François Hébert, Vice-President, Network Strategies;

Hedley Auld, Senior Manager, Regulated Grain.

Canadian Pacific Railway:

Michael Adams, General Manager, Marketing Grain;

Michael Murphy, Vice President, Government Affairs.


The Honourable Percy Mockler, Chair

The Honourable Fernand Robichaud, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Cowan (or Tardif), Duffy, Eaton, Fairbairn, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Mahovlich, Mercer, Ogilvie, Peterson, Plett, Rivard, Tkachuk

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Stratton (December 6, 2011).

The Honourable Senator Stratton replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (December 6, 2011).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Segal (December 5, 2011).