Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Report of the committee

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT

Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such matters as were referred to it, tables, pursuant to rule 12-26(2), the following report on expenses incurred for that purpose during the Second Session of the Forty-first Parliament:

1.  With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation :

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
11,151

SUBTOTAL$11,151







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
95

SUBTOTAL$95





TOTAL$11,246




2.  With respect to its special study on research and innovation efforts in the agricultural sector authorized by the Senate on Thursday, November 7, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Ontario
5,648

Witness Expenses
117

SUBTOTAL$5,765







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
7,464

SUBTOTAL$7,464







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
122

SUBTOTAL$122





TOTAL$13,351




3.  With respect to its special study on the importance of bees and bee health in the production of honey, food and seed in Canada authorized by the Senate on Thursday, November 21, 2013:

2013-2014





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
42,735

SUBTOTAL$42,735







2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Activity 1: Washington



21,609

Activity 2: Morrisburg



1,312

Witness Expenses
12,186

SUBTOTAL$35,107







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
0

SUBTOTAL$0





TOTAL$77,842




4.  With respect to its special study on international market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector authorized by the Senate on Thursday, October 23, 2014:

2014-2015





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
10,120

SUBTOTAL$10,120







2015-2016





General Expenses$0

Witness Expenses
5,671

SUBTOTAL$5,671





TOTAL$15,791




During the session, your committee held 73 meetings (116 hours and 6 minutes), heard 253 witnesses and submitted 9 reports in relation to its work. Your committee examined 2 bills (C-18 and C-30) and received a total of 8 orders of reference.

Respectfully submitted,

GHISLAIN MALTAIS

Chair