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


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.)


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.


Kevin Pittman
Clerk of the Committee