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Meeting No. 20
Monday, March 31, 2014

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 268, La Promenade Building, the Chair, Bev Shipley, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Earl Dreeshen, Hon. Mark Eyking, Randall Garrison, Pierre Lemieux, LaVar Payne, Bev Shipley and Bob Zimmer.


Acting Members present: Malcolm Allen for Francine Raynault and Jeff Watson for Randy Hoback.


Other Members present: Hon. Wayne Easter.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Frédéric Forge, Analyst; Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst. House of Commons: Philippe Méla, Legislative Clerk.


Appearing: Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport; Hon. Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.


Witnesses: Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food: Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch. Department of Transport: Scott Streiner, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Group.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Friday, March 28, 2014, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures.

The Ministers made statements and answered questions.


At 4:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:38 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Greg Meredith and Scott Streiner answered questions.


At 5:12 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:15 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $15,100.00, for the study of Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures, be adopted.


At 5:36 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean Michel Roy
Clerk of the Committee

2014/08/26 12:11 p.m.