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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 27 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of May 5, 2015

OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 5, 2015


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met in camera this day at 5:40 p.m., in room 705, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

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

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

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 21, 2013, the committee continued its consideration of the importance of bees and bee health in the production of honey, food and seed in Canada. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)

Pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), the committee considered a draft report.

It was agreed that the draft report entitled The Importance of Bee Health to Sustainable Food Production in Canada be adopted as amended and that the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure be authorized to approve the final version of the report taking into account the changes discussed today.

At 6:25 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee