Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Studies & Bills

Information prior to the 40th Parliament is from notices of meetings. For the official record, please refer to the related minutes and transcripts.

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Government Response to the seventh report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry entitled Market Access: Giving Canadian Farmers and Processors the World, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on May 9, 2017
(2017-10-17)
Study the potential impact of the effects of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food and forestry sectors
(2017-03-09) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Randy Bauman, Board Member (Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada)
  • Leah Olson, President (Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada)
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Ellen Burack, Director General, Environmental Policy, Policy Group (Transport Canada)
  • Michelle Gartland, Deputy Director, Clean Technology (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Judith Gelbman, Director, Environment Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Marcia Jones, Executive Director, Legislative Analysis and Development, Policy Group (Transport Canada)
  • Marie-Andrée Lévesque, Deputy Director, Government Procurement, Trade and Environment (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Ana Renart, Director General - Market access (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Matthew Smith, Director of the Technical Barriers and Regulations (Global Affairs Canada)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Guillaume Gruère, Senior Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Natural Resources Policy Division (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Ben Henderson, Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Natural Resources Policy Division (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  • Debbie Murray, Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs (Association of Canadian Port Authorities)
  • Wendy Zatylny, President (Association of Canadian Port Authorities)
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Philip Bagnoli, Analyst-Advisor (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Jean-Denis Fréchette, Parliamentary Budget Officer (Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer)
  • Stephane P. Lemay, Research and Development Director (Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement)
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM
  • Evan Fraser, Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Guelph (As an Individual)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Dale Beugin, Executive Director (Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission)
  • Emile Frison, Member, (Former Director General of Bioversity International) (International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems)
  • Bernard Soubry, Doctoral Candidate in Geography and Environment, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford (As an Individual)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Greg Adams, Manager, Research and Development (J.D. Irving, Limited)
  • Jim Grey, Chair (Renewable Industries Canada)
  • Andrea Kent, Member of Board of Directors (Renewable Industries Canada)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Neal Scott, Associate Professor, Associate Head, Geography Graduate Programs, Queen's University (As an Individual)
  • Barry Smit, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, University of Guelph (As an Individual)
  • Claudia Wagner-Riddle, Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph (As an Individual)
  • Alfons Weersink, Professor, Ontario Agriculture College, University of Guelph (As an Individual)
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:30 PM
  • Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Andrew Hayes, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
  • Kimberley Leach, Principal (Office of the Auditor General of Canada)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:31 AM
  • Daniel Bernier, Agronomist, Research and agricultural policy department (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Claire Bolduc, Member of the board of directors (Équiterre)
  • Marc-André Côté, Director General (Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec)
  • Andrew Gonzalez, Director (Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science)
  • Marcel Groleau, President General (Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA))
  • Richard Hamelin, Researcher (FPInnovations)
  • Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO (FPInnovations)
  • Caroline Larrivée, Team Leader, Vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptation (Ouranos)
  • Patrick Lavoie, Senior Scientist (FPInnovations)
  • Benoit Legault, Director General (Producteurs de grains du Québec)
  • Jean-Pierre Martel, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships (FPInnovations)
  • Jean Nolet, President and Chief Executive Officer (COOP Carbone)
  • Marc-André Rhéaume, Responsible for forest management (Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec)
  • Sidney Ribaux, Co-founder and general manager (Équiterre)
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  • Lord Abbey, Assistant Professor, Amenity Horticulture, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Paul Arp, Professor, Forest Soils, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • Samuel K. Asiedu, Professor, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Charles Bourque, Professor, Acting Director of Graduate Studies, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick (As an Individual)
  • David Burton, Professor, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Peter Duinker, Professor and Acting Director, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Don Jardine, Project Manager, Climate Research Lab, University of Prince Edward Island (As an Individual)
  • Gabriela Sabau, Associate Professor, Economics/Environmental Studies, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland (As an Individual)
  • James Steenberg, Post-doctoral fellow, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9:02 AM
  • Susannah Banks, Executive Director (New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners)
  • Michael Benson, Climate Action Project Coordinator, Mi’kmaw Conservation Group (Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq)
  • Stacie Carroll, Executive Director (Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners)
  • The Honourable Keith Colwell, MLA, Minister of Agriculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Angeline Gillis, Senior Director, Mi’kmaw Conservation Group (Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq)
  • Robert Godfrey, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture)
  • Jason Hollett, Executive Director, Department of Environment (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • The Honourable Margaret Miller, MLA, Minister of Natural Resources (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • David Mol, President (Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture)
  • Loretta Robichaud, Senior Director, Advisory Services, Agriculture and Food Operations Branch, Department of Agriculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • John Rowe, President (PEI Woodlot Association)
  • John Russell, Environmental Farm Plan Coordinator (Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick)
  • Bruce Stewart, Manager, Forest Research and Planning, Department of Natural Resources (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Julie Towers, Deputy Minister, Department of Natural Resources (Government of Nova Scotia)
  • Chris van den Heuvel, President (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
  • Henry Vissers, Executive Director (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Kristin Baldwin, Director of Stakeholder Relations (Agricultural Institute of Canada)
  • Serge Buy, Chief Executive Officer (Agricultural Institute of Canada)
  • Robert Larocque, Senior Vice-President (Forest Products Association of Canada)
  • Kate Lindsay, Vice-President of Sustainability and Environmental Partnerships (Forest Products Association of Canada)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:40 PM
  • Faris Ahmed, Director of Policy and Campaigns (USC Canada )
  • Dana Collins, Executive Director (Canadian Institute of Forestry)
  • Martin Entz, Professor, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Manitoba (As an Individual)
  • Genevieve Grossenbacher, Program Manager- Policy and Campaigns (USC Canada )
  • Anne Koven, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto (As an Individual)
  • Jonathan Lok, Past President (Canadian Institute of Forestry)
  • Fred Pinto, Past President (Canadian Institute of Forestry)
  • Martin Settle, Executive Director (USC Canada )
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:04 AM
  • Nicholas Rivers, Associate Professor, Public and International Affairs, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa (As an Individual)
  • Brandon Schaufele, Assistant Professor in Business, Economics and Public Policy, Ivey Business School, The University of Western Ontario (As an Individual)
  • Tony Shaw, Professor of Geography, Brock University (As an Individual)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:12 PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Gérald Gauthier, Vice President (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Lee Jebb, Vice President (Cando Rail Services)
  • Cher Mereweather, Executive Director (Provision Coalition)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 8:04 AM
  • Stephen Laskowski, President (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Chris Masciotra, Director, Corporate Affairs (Soy Canada)
  • Jim Millington, Director, Market Development (Soy Canada)
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 6:01 PM
  • Clyde Graham, Senior Vice President (Fertilizer Canada)
  • Garth Whyte, President and Chief Executive Officer (Fertilizer Canada)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Michael Bourque, President and Chief Executive Officer (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Janet Drysdale, Vice President, Corporate Development (CN)
  • Michael Gullo, Director, Policy, Economic and Environmental Affairs (Railway Association of Canada)
  • Yves Leduc, Director, Policy and International Trade (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Ron Maynard, Member of Board of Directors (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • David Miller, Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs (CN)
  • Robert Taylor, Assistant Vice President, North American Advocacy (Canadian Pacific)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:36 PM
  • Ian Affleck, Executive Director, Plant Biotechnology (CropLife Canada)
  • Andrew Casey, President and Chief Executive Officer (BIOTECanada)
  • Dennis Prouse, Vice President, Government Affairs (CropLife Canada)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Phil Boyd, Executive Director (Turkey Farmers of Canada)
  • Mark Davies, Chair (Turkey Farmers of Canada)
  • Mike Dungate, Executive Director (Chicken Farmers of Canada)
  • Jessica Heyerhoff, Communication and Policy Coordinator (Chicken Farmers of Canada)
  • Tim Lambert, Chief Executive Officer (Egg Farmers of Canada)
  • Roger Pelissero, Chair (Egg Farmers of Canada)
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  • Derek Lynch, Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (As an Individual)
  • Ashley St Hilaire, Director of Programs and Government Relations (Canadian Organic Growers)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Ted Bilyea, Chair (Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute)
  • Ron Davidson, Senior Vice-President, International Trade and Public Affairs (Canadian Meat Council)
  • Louis Thériault, Vice President, Industry Strategy and Public Policy (The Conference Board of Canada)
  • Troy Warren, Chair of the Board of Directors (Canadian Meat Council)
  • Tulay Yildirim, Director, Policy Research Partnerships (Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 5:01 PM
  • Lydia Carpenter, 1st Vice President (Policy) (National Farmers Union)
  • Jason McLinton, Vice President, Grocery Division and Regulatory Affairs (Retail Council of Canada)
  • Rod Scarlett, Executive Director (Canadian Honey Council)
  • David Wilkes, Senior Vice President, Grocery Division and Government Relations (Retail Council of Canada)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Barbara Johnstone-Grimmer, Director, British Columbia (Canadian Sheep Federation)
  • Bob Lowe, Chair, Environment Committee (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Normand Martineau, 2nd Vice Chair (Canadian Pork Council)
  • John Masswohl, Director of Government and International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Corlena Patterson, Executive Director (Canadian Sheep Federation)
  • Gary Stordy, Manager, Public Relations (Canadian Pork Council)
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:13 PM
  • Jack Froese, President (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
  • Brian Innes, Vice-President, Government Relations (Canola Council of Canada)
  • Chris Vervaet, Executive Director (Canadian Oilseed Processors Association)
  • Rick White, Chief Operating Officer (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Gordon Bacon, Chief Executive Officer (Pulse Canada)
  • Cam Dahl, President (Cereals Canada)
  • Phil de Kemp, Executive Director (Barley Council of Canada)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:50 PM
  • Drew Black, Director of Environment and Science Policy (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Rebecca Lee, Executive Director (Canadian Horticultural Council)
  • Justine Taylor, Science and Government Relations Manager (Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers)
Examine and report on the current situation involving the bovine tuberculosis outbreak in southeastern Alberta, the quarantine that farms in Alberta and Saskatchewan are under, and the movement controls in place for cattle
(2016-11-24)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • Rick Burton, Deputy Minister (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • The Honourable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture (Government of Saskatchewan)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM
  • Derek Sturko, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture (Government of British Columbia)
  • The Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
  • Darren Chase, Executive Director, Policy, Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs Branch, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
  • Tony Clark, Chief of staff, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
  • The Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture (Government of Manitoba)
  • Dori Gingera-Beauchemin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture (Government of Manitoba)
  • Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar, Ph.D., Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada and Associate Vice-President, Operations Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • The Honourable Norm Letnick, Minister of Agriculture (Government of British Columbia)
  • Rosser Lloyd, Director General, Business Risk Management Programs Directorate, Programs Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Patty Rosher, Director, Boards and Commissions (Government of Manitoba)
  • Bev Yee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
Study on the acquisition of farmland in Canada and its potential impact on the farming sector
(2016-10-05) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:00 AM
  • Guillaume Gruère, Senior Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Natural Resources Policy Division (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
  • Ben Henderson, Policy Analyst, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, Natural Resources Policy Division (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:56 PM
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Wayne Adams, Special Project Co-ordinator (Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc.)
  • Eduardo A.C. De Zavalia, Lawyer (Sociedad Rural Argentina)
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5:14 PM
  • Tony Mahar, Chief Executive Officer (National Farmers' Federation (Australia))
  • Mark Parker, Area D Director and Chair of the Agriculture Committee (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako)
  • Gerry Thiessen, Municipal Director (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 8:02 AM
  • Ella Haley, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Athabasca University (As an Individual)
  • Juan Sacoto, Senior Vice President (Informa Economics IEG)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • Brady Deaton Junior, Professor and McCain Family Chair in Food Security, University of Guelph (As an Individual)
  • Brian T. Gray, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Allan Howard, Manager of the Agroclimate, Geomatics and Earth Observation Division, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Ted Huffman, Research Scientist, Environmental Health, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • David W. Lee, Manager, Canadian Soil Information Service, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Pascal Thériault, Agricultural Economist, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University (As an Individual)
Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:01 AM
  • James W. Brennan, Director of Government Relations (Ducks Unlimited Canada)
  • Tom Eisenhauer, President and CEO (Bonnefield Financial Inc.)
  • Mark Gloutney, Director of Regional Operations (Eastern Region) (Ducks Unlimited Canada)
  • Wally Johnston, Vice President, Business Development (Bonnefield Financial Inc.)
  • Scott Stephens, Director of Regional Operations (Prairie Region) (Ducks Unlimited Canada)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  • Lynda Atkinson, Board Member (British Columbia Agriculture Council)
  • Reg Ens, Executive Director (British Columbia Agriculture Council)
  • John Jamieson, Deputy Minister, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Alan McIsaac, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Martin Rossmann, Member (British Columbia Agriculture Council)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9:02 AM
  • Michael Devanney, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Agriculture (Government of Nova Scotia)
Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • David Connell, Associate Professor, Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Northern British Columbia (As an Individual)
  • Emery Huszka, NFU National Board Member and President of the National Farmers Union - Ontario (National Farmers Union)
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • Rick Burton, Deputy Minister (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • The Honourable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture (Government of Saskatchewan)
Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Alex Ciappara, Director, Credit Market and Economic Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Janice Holzscherer, Vice President and National Head of Agriculture, Agricultural Banking Commercial, Scotiabank (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Troy Packet, Vice President, Agriculture Services, TD Canada Trust (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Gwen Paddock, National Director, Agriculture and Resources Industries, Royal Bank of Canada (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Adam Vervoort, National Manager, Agriculture, BMO Bank of Montreal (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Darryl Worsley, National Director, Agriculture, CIBC (Canadian Bankers Association)
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 4:00 PM
  • Derek Sturko, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture (Government of British Columbia)
  • The Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
  • Darren Chase, Executive Director, Policy, Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs Branch, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
  • Tony Clark, Chief of staff, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
  • The Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture (Government of Manitoba)
  • Dori Gingera-Beauchemin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture (Government of Manitoba)
  • Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar, Ph.D., Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada and Associate Vice-President, Operations Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • The Honourable Norm Letnick, Minister of Agriculture (Government of British Columbia)
  • Rosser Lloyd, Director General, Business Risk Management Programs Directorate, Programs Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Patty Rosher, Director, Boards and Commissions (Government of Manitoba)
  • Bev Yee, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  • Annette Desmarais, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba (As an Individual)
  • Toni Gravelle, Chief, Financial Markets Department (Bank of Canada )
  • André Magnan, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Studies, University of Regina (As an Individual)
  • Eric Santor, Chief, Canadian Economic Analysis (Bank of Canada )
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 6:55 PM
  • Michèle Lalancette, President (Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec)
  • Philippe Pagé, Inter-Regional Coordinator - South
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice President and Chief Agricultural Economist (Farm Credit Canada)
  • Michael Hoffort, President and Chief Executive Officer (Farm Credit Canada)
  • Corinna Mitchell-Beaudin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer (Farm Credit Canada)
  • Charles-Félix Ross, Executive Director (Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec)
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM
  • Andrew Lovell, Director, Board of Directors (Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick)
  • Mary Robinson, President (Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture)
  • Chris van den Heuvel, President (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
  • Mervin Wiseman, Board Member (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture)
Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  • Stephen Boyd, Unit Head, Agriculture Division (Statistics Canada)
  • Don McCabe, President (Ontario Federation of Agriculture)
  • Greg Peterson, Director General, Agriculture, Energy, Environment and Transportation Statistics Branch (Statistics Canada)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:02 PM
  • Norm Hall, President (Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Lynn Jacobson, President (Alberta Federation of Agriculture)
  • Dan Mazier, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba)
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:02 AM
  • Ron Bonnett, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Paul Glenn, Chair (Canadian Young Farmers' Forum)
  • Scott Ross, Director, Business Risk Management and Farm Policy (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
Government response to the Ninth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, entitled: The Importance of Bee Health to Sustainable Food Production in Canada, tabled and adopted in the Senate on May 28, 2015
(2016-06-23)
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Andrea Johnston, Director General, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Market and Industry Services Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Scott Kirby, Director General, Environmental Assessment Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Dr. Jaspinder Komal, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Directorate (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Dr. Stephen F. Pernal, Ph.D., Research Scientist and Officer-in-Charge, Beaverlodge Research Farm, Science and Technology Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  • Dave Carey, Manager, Government Affairs and Policy (Canadian Seed Trade Association)
  • Markus Haerle, Vice Chair (Grain Farmers of Ontario)
  • Todd Hyra, Second Vice-President (Canadian Seed Trade Association)
  • Kevin Nixon, President (Canadian Honey Council)
  • Pierre Petelle, Vice President, Chemistry (CropLife Canada)
  • Dennis Prouse, Vice President, Government Affairs (CropLife Canada)
Study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector
(2016-01-28) Link to the briefs of this witness/study
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:24 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 5:43 PM
Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8:05 AM
  • The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Doug Forsyth, Executive Director, Strategic Trade Policy Division, Market and Industry Services Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Fred Gorrell, Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Barbara Jordan, Associate Vice-President, Policy and Programs (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  • Doug Forsyth, Executive Director, Strategic Trade Policy Division, Market and Industry Services Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Katharine Funtek, Executive Director, Trade Controls Policy Division (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Andrew Glastetter, General Manager (Great Western Railroad Ltd)
  • Lyzette Lamondin, Acting Executive Director, Food Import Export and Consumer Protection Directorate (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Brad Loynachan, Director, Trade Policy (Canada Border Services Agency)
  • Dan Mazier, President (Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba)
  • Scott Winter, Senior Economist, International Trade Policy Division (Department of Finance Canada)
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 8:02 AM
  • Jason Flint, Director General, Policy, Communications and Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (Health Canada)
  • Kirsten Hillman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Agreements and Negotiations (Global Affairs Canada)
  • Paul Mayers, Vice-President, Policy and Programs Branch (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Frédéric Seppey, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Trade Agreements and Negotiations (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 5:21 PM
  • Derek Sturko, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture (Government of British Columbia)
  • The Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture (Government of Manitoba)
  • Dori Gingera-Beauchemin, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture (Government of Manitoba)
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Brendan McKay, Director of Strategic Policy, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Government of Ontario)
  • Cher Mereweather, Executive Director (Provision Coalition)
  • Deb Stark, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Government of Ontario)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 5:03 PM
  • Daniel Dufour, Director General (Conseil de l'industrie de l'érable)
  • Ryan Greer, Director, Transportation and Infrastructure Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
  • Eliott Levasseur, Vice President (Conseil de l'industrie de l'érable)
  • Adriana Vega, Director, International Policy (The Canadian Chamber of Commerce)
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM
  • Ryan Beierbach, Chairman (Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association)
  • Marilynn Boehm, President (Alberta Food Processing Association)
  • Dave Burdek, Assistant Deputy Minister (Government of Alberta)
  • Rick Burton, Deputy Minister (Government of Saskatchewan)
  • The Honourable Oneil Carlier, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry (Government of Alberta)
  • Andrew Dickson, General Manager (Manitoba Pork)
  • Darcy Fitzgerald, Executive Director (Alberta Pork)
  • Lynn Jacobson, President (Alberta Federation of Agriculture)
  • Don Janzen, President (HyLife)
  • Brian Lemon, General Manager (Manitoba Beef Producers)
  • Bob Lowe, Chair (Alberta Beef Producers)
  • The Honourable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture (Government of Saskatchewan)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM
  • Mike Ammeter, Chairman (Alberta Barley)
  • Kevin Auch, Chairman of the Board (Alberta Wheat Commission)
  • John Byland, President (British Columbia Landscape & Nursery Association)
  • Marla Carlson, Executive Director (SaskOrganics)
  • Caalen Covey, Business Development and Markets Manager (Alberta Wheat Commission)
  • Art Enns, President (Prairie Oat Growers Association)
  • Debbie Etsell, Executive Director (BC Blueberries)
  • Leanne Fischbuch, Executive Director (Alberta Pulse Growers)
  • Darcelle Graham, Executive Director (National Sunflower Association of Canada)
  • Tracy Jones, Policy and Producer Relations (SaskCanola)
  • François Labelle, Executive Director (Manitoba Pulse and Soybean Growers)
  • Becky Lipton, Executive Director (Organic Alberta)
  • Glen Lucas, General Manager (BC Fruit Growers' Association)
  • Greg Sears, Chair (Alberta Canola Producers Commission)
  • Doug Sell, Member (Alberta Pulse Growers)
  • Shannon Sereda, Manager Policy and Market development (Alberta Barley)
  • Fred Steele, President (BC Fruit Growers' Association)
  • Carmen Sterling, Vice-President (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Kate Storey, President (Manitoba Organic Alliance)
  • Ward W. Toma, General Manager (Alberta Canola Producers Commission)
  • Terry Tyson, Grain Procurement Manager (Grain Millers Canada Corp)
  • Carmen Wakeling, President (Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia)
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 9:00 AM
  • Giuseppe Caminiti, Executive Director (Canadian Hatching Egg Producers)
  • Claire Citeau, Executive Director (Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance)
  • Jack Greydanus, Chair (Canadian Hatching Egg Producers)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 5:32 PM
  • Ghislain Gervais, Chair (Coop fédérée)
  • Peter Gould, General Manager and CEO (Dairy Farmers of Ontario)
  • Scott Graham, Chair (Egg Farmers of Ontario)
  • Jean-François Harel, Secretary General (Coop fédérée)
  • Harry Pelissero, General Manager (Egg Farmers of Ontario)
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Craig Hunter, Research Advisor (Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association)
  • Sandra Marsden, President (Canadian Sugar Institute)
  • Jason Verkaik, Chair of the Board (Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 5:08 PM
  • Bob Ballantyne, President (Freight Management Association of Canada)
  • William Bearss, Chair, Agri-food (poultry) (Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission)
  • Ed Benjamins, Vice Chair of the Board (Chicken Farmers of Ontario)
  • Rob Dougans, President and CEO (Chicken Farmers of Ontario)
  • Jack Greydanus, Chair (Ontario Broiler Hatching Egg and Chick Commission)
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Phil de Kemp, Executive Director (Barley Council of Canada)
  • Jim Everson, Executive Director (Soy Canada)
  • Jennifer Fox, Vice President, Security and Customs (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
  • Stephen Laskowski, Senior Vice President (Canadian Trucking Alliance)
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Michael Barrett, President and CEO (Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited)
  • Jim Bradley, CEO and General Manager (Amalgamated Dairies Limited (ADL))
  • Mark Lumley, Chair (Ontario Sugar Beet Growers' Association)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 5:07 PM
  • Jim Goetz, Chair (Canadian Beverage Association)
  • Dan Paszkowski, President and CEO (Canadian Vintners Association)
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Marie-Ève Bourdeau, Advisor – Economics (Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec)
  • Pierre Lemieux, First Vice-President (Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec)
  • Don McCabe, President (Ontario Federation of Agriculture)
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 5:01 PM
  • CJ Hélie, Executive Vice President (Spirits Canada)
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM
  • Shelly Acker, Manager (Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia)
  • Jim Baillie, Director (Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia)
  • Marc Cormier, President (Chicken Farmers of New Brunswick)
  • Scott Dingwel, Vice-Chair (Prince Edward Island Hog Commodity Marketing Board)
  • Kevin Godin, Assistant Manager and On Farm Programs Inspector/Auditor (Chicken Farmers of New Brunswick)
  • Melvin Goodland, Board Member (New Brunswick Cranberry Growers Agency)
  • Matthew Harvie, Director on the Board of Directors and Delegate to Chicken Farmers of Canada (Chicken Farmers of Nova Scotia)
  • Graeme Jones, Vice-president (New Brunswick Cranberry Growers Agency)
  • George MacLeod, Chairman (Egg Farmers of New Brunswick)
  • Brad McCallum, Executive Director (Pork Nova Scotia)
  • Gerald Richard, President (New Brunswick Cranberry Growers Agency)
  • Janice Ruddock, Executive Director (Taste of Nova Scotia)
  • Tim Seeber, Executive Director (Prince Edward Island Hog Commodity Marketing Board)
  • April Sexsmith, General Manager (Egg Farmers of New Brunswick)
  • Brenda Simmons, Assistant General Manager (Prince Edward Island Potato Board)
  • Murray Tweedie, Chairman (New Brunswick Blueberries)
  • Homer Woodward, Director on the board of Directors (Wild Blueberry Association of North America)
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM
  • Brian Cameron, General Manager (Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia)
  • Keith Deering, Assistant Deputy Minister Agrifoods, Forestry and Agrifoods Agency (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)
  • Greg Fash, Executive Director (Atlantic Food & Beverage Processors Association)
  • Paul Gaunce, Chairman (Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick)
  • John Jamieson, Deputy Minister, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Cathy LaRochelle, Assistant Deputy Minister for Industry Programs and Policy, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Alan McIsaac, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (Government of Prince Edward Island)
  • Victor Oulton, First Vice President (Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture)
  • Mike Slocum, Director and Treasurer (Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick)
  • Shirley Stuible, Director of Policy and Economic Analysis, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (Government of New Brunswick)
  • Richard vanOord, Vice-Chair (Dairy Farmers of New Brunswick)
  • John Vissers, National Director (Dairy Farmers of Nova Scotia)
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 8:02 AM
  • Alain Bourbeau, Director General (Les Producteurs de lait du Québec)
  • Emmanuel Destrijker, Member of the Board of Directors (Fédération des Producteurs d'oeufs du Québec)
  • Marc Larouche, President (Quebec Association of Blueberry Producers )
  • Serge Lebeau, Secretary (Fédération des Producteurs d'oeufs du Québec)
  • Martin Lemoine, President (Fruit d'Or)
  • Simon Trépanier, Director General (Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec)
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  • Brett Halstead, President (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
  • Brian Innes, Vice-President, Government Relations (Canola Council of Canada)
  • Gord Kurbis, Director (Pulse Canada)
  • Martin Malenfant, President (Association des érablières-transformateurs des produits de l'érable)
  • Lee Moats, Chair (Pulse Canada)
  • Catherine Scovil, Director of Government Relations (Canadian Canola Growers Association)
  • Pierre St-Germain, Secretary (Association des érablières-transformateurs des produits de l'érable)
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:01 AM
  • Matt Bowman, President (Beef Farmers of Ontario)
  • Amy Cronin, Chair (Ontario Pork)
  • Brian Keunen, Chair (Veal Farmers of Ontario)
  • Stefan Larrass, Policy Analyst (Ontario Pork)
  • Marie-Ève Levert, Manager, International and Regulatory Affairs (Canada Organic Trade Association)
  • Dave Stewart, Executive Director (Beef Farmers of Ontario)
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  • Rick Bergmann, Chair (Canadian Pork Council)
  • Caroline Émond, Executive Director (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • John Masswohl, Director of Government and International Relations (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Jacques Pomerleau, President (Canada Pork International)
  • Wally Smith, President (Dairy Farmers of Canada)
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Robert DeValk, Executive Director (Further Poultry Processors Association of Canada)
  • Robin Horel, President and CEO (Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council)
  • Ian Hesketh, Vice-Chair (Further Poultry Processors Association of Canada)
  • James Laws, Executive Director (Canadian Meat Council)
  • Troy Warren, Vice President - Business Optimization - Red Meats (Maple Leaf Consumer Foods)
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  • Don Jarvis, Executive Director, Canadian Pasta Manufacturers Association (Canadian Pasta Manufacturers Association)
  • Markus Haerle, Vice-Chair (Grain Farmers of Ontario)
  • William Van Tassel, First Vice-President (Producteurs des grains du Québec)
Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM
  • Phil Boyd, Executive Director (Turkey Farmers of Canada)
  • Peter Clarke, Chair (Egg Farmers of Canada)
  • Mark Davies, Chair (Turkey Farmers of Canada)
  • Mike Dungate, Executive Director (Chicken Farmers of Canada)
  • Dave Janzen, Chair (Chicken Farmers of Canada)
  • Tim Lambert, Chief Executive Officer (Egg Farmers of Canada)
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Orders of Reference

A committee’s order of reference is the Order of the Senate that authorizes it to examine a bill or to undertake a special study. Most committees require an order of reference before they can undertake such work. Three standing committees do, however, have permanent orders of reference, allowing them to undertake their work without waiting for a specific order of reference. These are the Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (responsible for proposing amendments to the rules of the Senate, examining questions of privilege and consideration of the orders and customs of the Senate and privileges of Parliament), the Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration (responsible for the financial and administrative matters relating to the internal management of the Senate) and the Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators.