Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue No. 54 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of June 14, 2018


OTTAWA, Thursday, June 14, 2018
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[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8:01 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Diane F. Griffin, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Ontario), Dagenais, Doyle, Gagné, Griffin, Maltais, Mercer, Oh, Petitclerc and Woo (10).

In attendance: Frédéric Forge and Corentin Bialais, 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, February 15, 2018, the committee continued its study on how the value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 47.)

WITNESSES:

The Conference Board of Canada:

Jean-Charles Le Vallée, Associate Director, Food Horizons Canada.

Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute:

Donald Buckingham, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Tulay Yildirim, Director of Research.

Canadian Federation of Independent Business:

Corinne Pohlmann, Senior Vice President, National Affairs and Partnerships.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Le Vallée and Mr. Buckingham made statements and, together with Ms. Yildirim, answered questions.

At 9:08 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 9:12 a.m., the committee resumed.

Ms. Pohlmann made a statement and answered questions.

At 9:44 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 9:45 a.m., the committee, pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 9:50 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Kevin Pittman
Clerk of the Committee