Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 2 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of December 12, 2013
OTTAWA, Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at
8 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth,
Dagenais, Eaton, Maltais, Mercer, Merchant, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Rivard and
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (1).
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,
November 21, 2013, the committee continued its consideration of the
importance of bees and bee health in the production of honey, food and seed
in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings
of the committee, Issue No. 1.)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:
Stephen F. Pernal, Ph.D., Research Scientist (Apiculture) (by video
Canadian Food Inspection Agency:
Dr. Ian D. Alexander, Executive Director/Chief Veterinary Officer for
Dr. Primal Silva, Executive Director, Animal Health Science
Scott Kirby, Director, Product Assessment, Pest Management Regulatory
Lars Juergensen, Head, Policy and Strategic Advice, Pest Management
Mr. Pernal, Dr. Silva and Mr. Kirby each made opening statements and,
together with Dr. Alexander and Mr. Juergensen, answered questions.
At 10 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee