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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable DIANE F. GRIFFIN

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Issue No. 51

Third and fourth meetings:
The subject matter of those elements contained in Part 5, insofar as that Part relates to farming of Bill C- 74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures


Fifth meeting:
Study on how the value-added food sector can be more competitive in global markets


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan:

Todd Lewis, President.

Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba:

Dan Mazier, President (by video conference).

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture:

Chris van den Heuvel, Canadian Federation of Agriculture Director and Past President;

Maxine Maclean, Policy and Communications Coordinator.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture:

David Mol, President.

Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick:

Dwayne Perry, 2nd Vice-President;

Josée Albert, Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Horticultural Council:

Jan VanderHout, Board Member and Greenhouse Vegetable Grower;

Mark Wales, Energy, Environment and Climate Change Working Group Member and Field Vegetable Grower;

Julie Paillat, National Coordinator, Greenhouse Vegetable Industry.


The Honourable Diane F. Griffin, Chair

The Honourable Ghislain Maltais, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Ataullahjan, Black (Ontario), Dagenais, *Day (or Mercer), Doyle, Gagné, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), Mercer, Oh, Petitclerc, *Smith (or Martin), Woo, *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Woo replaced the Honourable Senator Deacon (Ontario) (May 4, 2018).