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 Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Enverga, Maltais, McIntyre, Merchant, Mockler, Moore, Ogilvie, Oh, Tardif and Unger (11).

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 No. 18.)


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.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee