Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue No. 55 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of September 27, 2018
OTTAWA, Thursday, September 27, 2018
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building,
the chair, the Honourable Diane F. Griffin, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Black (Ontario), Dagenais, Gagné,
Griffin, Maltais, Oh, Petitclerc and Woo (9).
In attendance: Corentin Bialais and Offah Obale, 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.)
Food Processors of Canada:
Denise Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Concord Premium Meats Ltd.:
Irv Teper, Chief Executive Officer.
Mark McNeil, Chief Executive Officer;
Jean-Pierre Haché, Vice President Quality Assurance and Health and Safety.
Canadian International Grains Institute:
The Honourable JoAnne Buth, Chief Executive Officer.
Barley Council of Canada:
Phil de Kemp, Executive Director.
The chair made a statement.
Ms. Allen, Mr. Teper and Mr. McNeil made statements and, together with Mr. Haché, answered questions.
At 8:59 a.m., the committee suspended.
At 9:05 a.m., the committee resumed.
Ms. Buth and Mr. de Kemp made statements and answered questions.
At 10:03 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.