Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue No. 63 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of April 4, 2019

OTTAWA, Thursday, April 4, 2019


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8:03 a.m., in room W110, 1 Wellington St., the chair, the Honourable Diane F. Griffin, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Bernard, Black (Ontario), Dagenais, Deacon (Nova Scotia), Doyle, Griffin, Kutcher, Maltais, Mercer, Miville-Dechêne, Moodie and Oh (12).

In attendance: Corentin Bialais and Xavier Deschenes-Philion, 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).


City of Toronto:

Michael Wolfson, Sector Development Officer, Economic Development and Culture.

Taste of Nova Scotia:

Emily Haynes, Executive Director.

As an individual:

David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College London (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Wolfson and Ms. Haynes each made statements and answered questions.

At 9:04 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 9:10 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Hughes made a statement and answered questions.

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


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee