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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of March 24, 2015

OTTAWA, Tuesday, March 24, 2015


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 5:22 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Dagenais, Enverga, Maltais, Merchant, Mockler, Oh, Tardif and Unger (9).

In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly and Jed Chong, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.

Also present: 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.)


Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council:

Portia MacDonald-Dewhirst, Executive Director;

Mark Wales, Chair, CAHRC and Labour Task Force;

Mark Chambers, Chair, Policy and Programs Workforce Action Plan.

Université Laval:

Bruno Larue, Full Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences.

The chair made a statement.

Ms. MacDonald-Dewhirst, Mr. Wales and Mr. Chambers made statements and answered questions.

At 6:35 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 6:39 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Larue made a statement and answered questions.

At 7:15 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee