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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 12 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of May 26, 2014


OTTAWA, Monday, May 26, 2014
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 7:04 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

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

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 measures.

WITNESSES:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch.

Transport Canada:

Lenore Duff, Director General, Surface Transportation Policy, Surface Freight Policy.

Department of Justice Canada:

Sara Guild, Counsel, Agriculture and Food Inspection, Legal Services;

Demeena Kaur Seyan, Counsel, Agriculture and Food Inspection, Legal Services;

Alain Langlois, Senior Legal Counsel, Transport, Legal Services.

It was agreed that the committee invite the departmental officials present to come to the table to answer any technical questions that may arise during clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-30.

It was agreed that the committee proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures.

It was agreed that the title stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, stand postponed.

It was agreed that clause 2 carry.

It was agreed that clause 3 carry.

It was agreed that clause 4 carry.

It was agreed that clause 5 carry.

It was agreed that clause 5.1 carry.

It was agreed that clause 6 carry.

It was agreed that clause 7 carry.

It was agreed that clause 8 carry.

It was agreed that clause 9 carry.

It was agreed that clause 10 carry.

It was agreed that clause 11 carry.

It was agreed that clause 12 carry.

It was agreed that clause 13 carry.

It was agreed that clause 14 carry.

It was agreed that clause 15 carry.

It was agreed that clause 1, which contains the short title, carry.

It was agreed that the title carry.

It was agreed that the bill carry.

It was agreed that observations be appended to the committee's report on the bill.

It was agreed that the chair, deputy chair and the sponsor of the bill, the Honourable Senator Plett, be empowered to approve the final version of the observations being appended to the report taking into consideration today's discussion and with any necessary editorial, grammatical or translation changes as required.

It was agreed that Bill C-30 be reported with observations to the Senate at the earliest opportunity.

At 7:33 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee