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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 16 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of September 30, 2014


OTTAWA, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 5:05 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Dagenais, Enverga, Maltais, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Robichaud, P.C., Tardif and Unger (10).

In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly and Jed Chong, 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.)

WITNESSES:

Pollinator Partnership:

Victoria Wojcik, Research Director (by video conference).

Almond Board of California:

Gabriele Ludwig, Associate Director, Environmental Affairs (by video conference).

Ms. Wojcik made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:05 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:08 p.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Ludwig made a statement and answered questions.

At 6:57 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee