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Meeting No. 39
Wednesday, May 4, 2005

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 3:40 p.m. this day, in Room 705 La Promenade Building, the Chair, Paul Steckle, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: David L. Anderson, James Bezan, Claude Drouin, Wayne Easter, Roger Gaudet, Larry Miller, Denise Poirier-Rivard, Gerry Ritz, Paul Steckle and Rose-Marie Ur.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Jean-Denis Fréchette, Principal.


Witnesses: Western Grain Elevator Association: Cam Dahl, Government Relations and Policy Development Officer, Agricore United. Transport Canada: John Dobson, Senior Policy Coordinator Grain Monitoring, Surface Transportation Policy. Canadian Grain Commission: Reg Gosselin, Director, Corporate Services. Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food: Howard Migie, Director General, Strategic Policy Branch. Inland Terminal Association of Canada: Garry Petrie, Chairman. Canadian Pacific Railway: Marc Shannon, Senior Counsel, Legal Services. Western Grain Elevator Association: Richard Wansbutter, Vice-President, Commercial Relations, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool. Inland Terminal Association of Canada: Trent Weber, Director. Canadian Pacific Railway: Janet Weiss, General Manager, , Grain, Bulk Commodities & Government Affairs. Grain Growers of Canada: Rick White, Policy Analyst, Canadian Canola Growers Association.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, April 19, 2005, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act.

The Chair called Clause 1.


Howard Migie made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 4:26 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Cam Dahl made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 4:44 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:28 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Rick White and Janet Weiss made statements and, answered questions.


At 5:40 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Bibiane Ouellette
Clerk of the Committee

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