Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 27 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of May 7, 2015

OTTAWA, Thursday, May 7, 2015


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8 a.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, 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.

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 reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 18.)


As individuals:

Jean Michel Laurin;

James Rude, Associate Professor, Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta;

Kathleen Sullivan;

Richard R. Barichello, Professor, Food and Resource Economics, University of British Columbia.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Laurin and Ms. Sullivan made statements and answered questions.

At 9:06 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 9:10 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Barichello and Mr. Rude made statements and answered questions.

At 10:05 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee