Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 6 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of March 6, 2014
OTTAWA, Thursday, March 6, 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
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth,
Dagenais, Eaton, Maltais, Mercer, Merchant, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Rivard and
Robichaud, P.C. (11).
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
Paul Thiel, Vice-President, Innovation and Public Affairs.
Canadian Seed Trade Association:
Peter Entz, President;
Stephen Denys, Past President.
Dr. Maria Trainer, Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers:
T. Howard Mains, Canadian Public Policy Advisor.
Mr. Thiel, Mr. Entz, Mr. Denys, Dr. Trainer and Mr. Mains each made opening
statements and, together, answered questions.
The chair made a statement.
After debate, it was agreed:
That the following budget application (Importance of bees and bee health in
the production of honey, food and seed in Canada) for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2015, be approved for submission to the Standing Committee on Internal
Economy, Budgets and Administration:
|| $ 0
|ACTIVITY 1: Washington, DC
|ACTIVITY 2: Morrisburg, Ontario
|| $ 59,250
At 10:10 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee