Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue No. 64 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of April 9, 2019
OTTAWA, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 6:15 p.m., in room W110, 1 Wellington
St., the chair, the Honourable Diane F. Griffin, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Ontario), Deacon (Nova Scotia), Doyle,
Griffin, Kutcher, McIntyre, Miville-Dechêne, Moodie and Oh (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.)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:
Marco Valicenti, Director General, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Market and Industry Services
Canadian Food Inspection Agency:
Daniel Miller, Executive Director, International Programs Directorate, International Affairs Branch.
Global Affairs Canada:
Christopher Wilkie, Director General, Trade Sectors.
Canada Border Services Agency:
Doug Band, Director General, Trade and Anti-dumping Programs Directorate;
Fred Gaspar, Director General, Commercial Program Directorate.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada:
Andrea Johnston, Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation Canada;
Mesmin Pierre, Director General, Trade-marks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office;
Iyana Goyette, Deputy Director, Trade-marks Branch, Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Valicenti, Mr. Miller, Mr. Wilkie, Mr. Band, Mr. Gaspar, Ms. Johnston and Mr. Pierre made statements and,
together with Ms. Goyette, answered questions.
At 7:50 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.