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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 20, 2012


OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 5:18 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth, Callbeck, Duffy, Eaton, Mahovlich, Maltais, Mercer, Mockler, Plett and Rivard (10).

In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly, Analyst, 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 Tuesday, October 30, 2012, the committee continued its consideration of the subject-matter of those elements contained in Division 19 of Part 4 of Bill C-45, a second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 25.)

WITNESSES:

National Farmers Union:

Terry Boehm, President (by videoconference).

Grain Farmers of Ontario:

Mark Brock, 2nd Vice Chair and Director.

Canadian Wheat Board Alliance:

Laurence Nicholson, Member.

Western Barley Growers Association:

Doug McBain, Director.

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association:

Blair Rutter, Executive Director.

Alberta Barley Commission:

Matt Sawyer, Chairman.

Canadian Canola Growers Association:

Rick White, General Manager.

OmniTRAX:

Brad Chase, President.

Red Coat Road and Rail:

Lonney McKague, Director.

Mr.Boehm, Mr. Brock and Mr. Nicholson each made opening statements and, together, answered questions.

At 6:10 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:13 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. McBain, Mr Rutter, Mr. Sawyer and Mr. White each made opening statements and, together, answered questions.

At 6:58 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:02 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Chase and Mr. McKague each made opening statements and, together, answered questions.

At 7:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee