Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 22 - Minutes of Proceedings - October 2, 2012
OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 5
p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler,
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth,
Demers, Eaton, Mercer, Merchant, Mockler, Nolin, Peterson, Plett, Rivard and
Robichaud, P.C. (11).
In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly and Martha Butler, Analysts,
Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, June
20, 2012, the committee continued its consideration of Bill S-11, Safe Food for
Canadians Act. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings
of the committee, Issue No. 20)
Agriculture Union — Public Service Alliance of Canada:
Bob Kingston, National President.
As an individual:
Consumers' Association of Canada:
Mel Fruitman, Vice-President.
Consumers Council of Canada:
Elizabeth Nielsen, Board Member.
Mr. Kingston and Mr. Caron each made opening statements and answered
At 6:16 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 6:19 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Fruitman and Ms. Nielsen each made opening statements and answered
At 6:58 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.