Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 20 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of November 20, 2014
OTTAWA, Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at
8:02 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak,
Dagenais, Enverga, Maltais, Merchant, Mockler, Oh, Robichaud, P.C., and Tardif
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 consideration of 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 No. 18.)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:
Frédéric Seppey, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry
Gilles Saindon, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and
Canadian Food Inspection Agency:
Tony Ritchie, Executive Director, Strategic Policy and International
Mr. Seppey and Mr. Ritchie made statements and, together with Mr. Saindon,
At 9:53 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee