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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 22, 2018
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Issue No. 52

Fifth meeting:
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 22, 2018

Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA):

Paul Doyon, 2nd Vice President General, General Management;

Laure Vinsant Le Lous, Economic and Trade Coordinator, Agricultural Research and Policy Department.

Alberta Federation of Agriculture:

Lynn Jacobson, President.

Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Agriculture:

Mervin Wiseman, President;

Paul Connors, Executive Director.

Dairy Farmers of Canada:

Ron Maynard, Member of Board of Directors;

Karen Clark, On-Farm Program Manager and Sustainability Advisor.

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission:

Dale Beugin, Executive Director.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Cereals Canada:

Cam Dahl, President.

Soy Canada:

Ron Davidson, Executive Director.


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), Marwah, Mercer, Oh, Petitclerc, *Smith (or Martin), *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 Marwah replaced the Honourable Senator Woo (May 23, 2018).