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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 10 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of May 1, 2014

OTTAWA, Thursday, May 1, 2014


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8:03 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth, Dagenais, Eaton, Maltais, Mercer, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh and Robichaud, P.C. (9).

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.)



Gerald (Jerry) Hayes, Commercial Lead (by video conference).

National Farmers Union:

Coral Sproule, 2nd Vice President.

As an individual:

Michael Lynch-Staunton.

Mr. Hayes made an opening statement and answered questions.

At 8:55 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 9:02 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Sproule made an opening statement and, together with Mr. Lynch-Staunton, answered questions.

At 9:56 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee