Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 11 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of May 6, 2014
OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day,
at 6:01 p.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, Robichaud,
P.C., and Tardif (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 No. 1.)
Government of Alberta:
Shelly Hoover, Apiculture Research Scientist, Agriculture and Rural
Development (by video conference).
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority:
Kareena Arthy, Chief Executive Officer (by video conference);
Les Davies, Chief Regulatory Scientist, Pesticides (by video
Ms. Hoover made an opening statement and answered questions.
At 6:45 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 6:47 p.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Arthy made an opening statement and, together with Mr. Davies,
At 7:35 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee