Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 23 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of January 29, 2015
OTTAWA, Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at
8:04 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dagenais,
Enverga, Mockler, Moore, Ogilvie, Oh, Plett, Rivard, Tardif and Unger (10).
In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly and Jed Chong, Analysts Parliamentary
Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, December
9, 2014, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-18, An Act to amend
certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food. (For complete text of the
order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 22.)
Canadian Seed Trade Association:
Patty Townsend, Chief Executive Officer.
Dennis Prouse, Vice President, Government Affairs.
Canadian Federation of Agriculture:
Humphrey Banack, Vice-President (by video conference).
Canadian Cattlemen's Association:
Ryder Lee, Manager of Federal Provincial Relations;
Dave Solverson, President (by video conference).
Canadian Canola Growers Association:
Jan Dyer, Director of Government Relations.
University of Saskatchewan:
Richard S. Gray, Professor, Bioresource Policy, Business and Economics.
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Banack, Ms. Townsend and Mr. Prouse made statements and answered
At 9:06 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 9:10 a.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Solverson, Ms. Dyer and Mr. Gray made statements and, together with Mr.
Lee, answered questions.
At 10:05 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee