Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 35 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 7, 2013
OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day,
at 6:25 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth,
Callbeck, Duffy, Enverga, Maltais, Mercer, Mockler, Plett, Rivard and Tardif
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 Thursday,
June 16, 2011, the committee continued its consideration of research and
innovation efforts in the agricultural sector. (For complete text of the
order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)
Stuart Shamis, Corporate Counsel;
Janet Shanks, Vice-President of Fresh Foods.
Retail Council of Canada:
David Wilkes, Senior Vice-President, Grocery Division.
Mr. Shamis and Mr. Wilkes each made opening statements and, together with
Ms. Shanks, answered questions.
At 7:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.