Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 4 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of February 13, 2014

OTTAWA, Thursday, February 13, 2014


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8:04 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth, Dagenais, Demers, Eaton, Mercer, Merchant, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Rivard, Robichaud, P.C., and Tardif (12).

In attendance: Jed Chong and Aïcha Coulibaly, 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 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.)


Canadian Canola Growers Association:

Todd Hames, President.

Canadian Federation of Agriculture:

Mark Wales, Member of Board of Directors.

Canola Council of Canada:

Curtis Rempel, Vice-President of Crop Production and Innovation.

Grain Growers of Canada:

D'Arcy Hilgartner, Director.

Mr. Hames, Mr. Wales, Mr. Rempel and Mr. Hilgartner each made opening statements and, together, answered questions.

At 10 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee