Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 21 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of November 25, 2014
OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at
5:55 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak,
Dagenais, Enverga, Mockler, Oh, Rivard, Robichaud, P.C., Smith (Saurel),
and Tardif (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, 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 No. 18.)
Egg Farmers of Canada:
Peter Clarke, Chair;
Tim Lambert, Chief Executive Officer.
Chicken Farmers of Canada:
Mike Dungate, Executive Director;
Yves Ruel, Manager of Trade and Policy.
Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance:
Claire Citeau, Executive Director;
Ron Davidson, Director;
Phil de Kemp, Director.
Mr. Lambert and Mr. Dungate made statements and, together with Mr. Clarke and
Mr. Ruel, answered questions.
At 7 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 7:07 p.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Citeau made a statement and, together with Mr. Davidson and Mr. de Kemp,
At 7:53 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 7:56 p.m., pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee proceeded in camera
to consider a draft agenda.
It was moved:
That with respect to Bill C-18, the chair, Senator Dagenais and Senator
Tardif be empowered to make decisions on behalf of the committee with
respect to its agenda, to invite witnesses and to schedule hearings.
The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.
At 7:58 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.