Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 19 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of November 4, 2014
OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at
5:32 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak,
Dagenais, Enverga, Merchant, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Robichaud, P.C., and Unger
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, October
23, 2014, the committee continued its study on international market access
priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector. (For
complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue
Canadian Federation of Agriculture:
Ron Bonnett, President;
Errol Halkai, Acting Executive Director.
Dairy Farmers of Canada:
Yves Leduc, Director of International Trade;
Bruno Letendre, Vice-President.
Dairy Processors Association of Canada:
Don Jarvis, President and CEO;
Dino Dello Sbarba, Chairman of the Board;
Robert Coallier, Board Member;
Louis Frenette, Board Member.
Mr. Bonnett made a statement and, together with Mr. Halkai, answered
At 6:23 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 6:30 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Leduc, Mr. Letendre and Mr. Jarvis and Mr. Dello Sbarba made statements
and, together with Mr. Coallier and Mr. Frenette, answered questions.
At 7:50 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee