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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 114
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst
Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick
• Lisa Ashworth, Director, Region 6, Board of Directors
Issues Ink
• Devyn Brook, Community Manager, Do More Agriculture Foundation
• Shawn Brook, President
Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc.
• Eduardo Huesca, Community Outreach and Program Coodinator, Migrant Farm Worker Program, Hamilton
• Michelle Tew, Occupational Health Nurse, Hamilton Clinic
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, April 23, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of mental health challenges that Canadian farmers, ranchers, and producers face.

Lisa Ashworth, Shawn Brook, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Devyn Brook, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Eduardo Huesca made statements.


Luc Berthold moved, — That the Committee resumes consideration of the motion moved by Luc Berthold on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Luc Berthold, Earl Dreeshen, Alistair MacGregor, Bev Shipley — 4;

NAYS: Pierre Breton, T.J. Harvey, Lloyd Longfield, Eva Nassif, Joe Peschisolido — 5.

The witnesses answered questions.

At 9:45 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:51 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the Supplementary Estimates (A) 2018-19, the Committee invite the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food to appear at his earliest convenience.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of mental health challenges that Canadian farmers, ranchers, and producers face: (a) each party send a list of additional suggested witnesses including their contact information to the clerk of the Committee no later than 5:00 p.m., on Friday, November 2, 2018; (b) briefs be accepted until Friday, November 23, 2018; and (c) the study be promoted on the Committee’s website and on social media.

At 10:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Clerk of the Committee