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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 17 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of October 7, 2014

OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 5:04 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Dagenais, Maltais, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Robichaud, P.C., Tardif and Unger (9).

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.)


Government of New Brunswick:

Kevin McCully, Director, Sector Specialist Services, Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (by video conference).

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Keith Deering, Assistant Deputy Minister of Agrifoods Development;

Dave Jennings, Director, Product and Market Development.

Government of Nova Scotia (by video conference):

Karen Wong-Petrie, Acting Manager, Animal Crop Services;

Jason Sproule, Bee Health and Minor Use Pesticide Coordinator.

Mr. Deering and Mr. McCully made presentations, and together with Mr. Jennings, answered questions.

At 6:02 p.m., the committee suspended.

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

Ms. Wong-Petrie made a statement and, together with Mr. Sproule, answered questions.

At 6:40 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee