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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16

Chair: The Honourable GHISLAIN MALTAIS


Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016

Issue No. 16

Consideration of a draft agenda (future business)

and

First and second meetings:

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


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Canadian Honey Council:

Kevin Nixon, President.

Canadian Seed Trade Association:

Todd Hyra, Second Vice-President;

Dave Carey, Manager, Government Affairs and Policy.

CropLife Canada:

Dennis Prouse, Vice President, Government Affairs;

Pierre Petelle, Vice President (Chemistry).

Grain Farmers of Ontario:

Markus Haerle, Vice Chair.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Andrea Johnston, Director General, Sector Development and Analysis Directorate, Market and Industry Services Branch;

Dr. Stephen F. Pernal, Ph.D., Research Scientist and Officer-in-Charge, Beaverlodge Research Farm, Science and Technology Branch.

Health Canada:

Scott Kirby, Director, Environmental Assessment Directorate, Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Dr. Jaspinder Komal, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Animal Health Directorate.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Ghislain Maltais, Chair

The Honourable Terry M. Mercer, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

        Beyak, *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Dagenais, Gagné, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Merchant, Ogilvie, Oh, Plett, Pratte, Tardif, Unger

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Oh replaced the Honourable Senator Tkachuk (October 5, 2016).

The Honourable Senator Tkachuk replaced the Honourable Senator Oh (October 3, 2016).