Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 12 - Minutes of Proceedings - Morning Meeting of May 15, 2014
OTTAWA, Thursday, May 15, 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
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dagenais,
Eaton, Maltais, Mercer, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Plett, Robichaud, P.C., and Tardif
In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and
Research Service, Library of Parliament; and Mona Ishack, Communications
Officer, Communications Directorate.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, May 13,
2014, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-30, An Act to amend
the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other
Freight Management Association of Canada:
Robert H. Ballantyne, P. Eng., President.
Canadian Trucking Alliance:
Stephen Laskowski, Vice President, Economic Affairs;
Jonathan Blackham, Policy and Government Relations Assistant.
Prince Rupert Port Authority:
Andrew Mayer, Vice President, Commercial and Regulatory Affairs (by video
Thunder Bay Port Authority:
Tim Heney, Chief Executive Officer (by video conference).
Mr. Ballantyne and Mr. Laskowski each made opening statements and, together
with Mr. Blackham, answered questions.
At 9:02 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 9:07 a.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Mayer and Mr. Heney each made opening statements and, together, answered
At 9:51 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee