Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue No. 64 - Minutes of Proceedings - Meeting of April 11, 2019

OTTAWA, Thursday, April 11, 2019


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8:02 a.m., in room W120, 1 Wellington St., the chair, the Honourable Diane F. Griffin, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Black (Ontario), Deacon (Nova Scotia), Griffin, Klyne, Kutcher, Mercer, Moodie and Oh (8).

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.)


Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency:

Maarten Schans, Senior Advisor Agri-Food (by video conference).

Embassy of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands:

Diederik Beutener, Trade Commissioner (by video conference).

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Schans and Mr. Beutener made statements and answered questions.

At 9:24 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 9:26 a.m., the committee, pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), resumed in camera to consider a draft agenda (future business).

At 9:54 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman
Clerk of the Committee