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Meeting No. 46
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met in camera at 12:01 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Larry Miller, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Alex Atamanenko, André Bellavance, France Bonsant, Hon. Mark Eyking, Randy Hoback, Pierre Lemieux, Larry Miller, Blake Richards, Bev Shipley, Brian Storseth and Francis Valeriote.


Acting Members present: Bonnie Crombie for Hon. Wayne Easter.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Frédéric Forge, Analyst. House of Commons: Isabelle Dumas, Procedural Clerk.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake an immediate study of animal welfare including, without limitation, the number of animals dying or severely injured during transport, overcrowding transport conditions, overcrowded living conditions, the adequacy of the number of animal inspectors for the enforcement of animal welfare conditions, and the adequacy of animal welfare regulations, among others.


It was agreed, — That the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure determine the parameters of the study on animal welfare beforehand, for Committee’s approval.


It was agreed, — That the Clerk of the Committee be authorized to make the necessary arrangements to provide working meals for the Committee and its subcommittees.


At 12:58 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


David-Andrés Novoa
Clerk of the Committee

2011/02/02 11:03 a.m.