Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 29 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of May 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Thursday, May 28, 2015


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8:34 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Dagenais, Maltais, McIntyre, Merchant, Mockler, Ogilvie, Oh, Tardif and Unger (10).

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.)


Agri-Food Export Group Québec-Canada:

André Coutu, President and CEO;

Raymond Dupuis, Economist and Strategic Advisor.

Conseil de la transformation agroalimentaire et des produits de consommation:

Sylvie Cloutier, President and CEO;

Dimitri Fraeys, Vice-President Innovation and Economic Affairs.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Coutu, Ms. Cloutier and Mr. Fraeys made statements and, together with Mr. Dupuis, answered questions.

At 10:07 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee