Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 28 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of May 12, 2015
OTTAWA, Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at
5:19 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the deputy chair, the Honourable
Claudette Tardif, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak,
Dagenais, Enverga, Maltais, Moore, Ogilvie, Oh, Tardif and Tkachuk (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 Bankers Association:
Alex Ciappara, Director, Economic Analysis;
Gwen Paddock, National Director, Agriculture and Resources Industries,
Royal Bank of Canada;
Peter Brown, Director, Agriculture, Scotiabank;
Craig Bremner, Vice-President, Agriculture Services, TD Canada Trust;
Darryl Worsley, National Director, Agriculture, CIBC;
Chris Costain, Vice-President, Commercial Agriculture, BMO Commercial
University of Waterloo:
Bruce Muirhead, Associate Vice-President, External Research.
The deputy chair made a statement.
Mr. Ciappara made a statement and, together with Ms. Paddock, Mr. Brown, Mr.
Bremner, Mr. Worsley and Mr. Costain, answered questions.
At 6:08 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 6:12 p.m., the committee resumed.
Mr. Muirhead made a statement and answered questions.
At 7 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee