Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 26 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of March 26, 2015
OTTAWA, Thursday, March 26, 2015
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,
Enverga, Maltais, McIntyre, Merchant, Mockler, Moore, Ogilvie, Oh, Tardif and
In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly and Jed Chong, Analysts, Parliamentary
Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
The chair made a statement.
It was agreed that the Honourable Senator Maltais would serve as acting chair
in the absence of the chair and deputy chair at the meeting of the committee on
Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
At 8:03 a.m., 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 International Grains Institute:
The Honourable JoAnne Buth, Chief Executive Officer.
Consumers Council of Canada:
Ken Whitehurst, Executive Director.
Consumers Association of Canada:
Myles Frosst, Advisor to President.
The Honourable JoAnne Buth made a statement and answered questions.
At 9:05 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 9:10 a.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Whitehurst and Mr. Frosst made statements and answered questions.
At 10:06 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.