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.

Bonduelle Americas:

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.


Kevin Pittman
Clerk of the Committee