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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 126
Thursday, January 31, 2019, 11:01 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Corentin Bialais, Analyst
• Xavier Deschênes-Philion, Analyst
• Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Brian T. Gray, Champion, Indigenous Network Circle and Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch
• Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch
• Jane Taylor, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch
• Mervin Traverse, Departmental Elder
Agricultural Society for Indigenous Food Products
• Michel Gros Louis, Director
• Vincent Lévesque, Founder
Northern Farm Training Institute
• Jackoline Milne, President
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the Committee resumed its study of the support of Indigenous Canadians in the agriculture and agri-food industry.

Tom Rosser and Brian T. Gray made statements and, with Mervin Traverse and Jane Taylor, answered questions.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:09 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Michel Gros Louis, Vincent Lévesque and Jackoline Milne, by videoconference from Hay River, Northwest Territories, made statements and answered questions.

At 12:54 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:57 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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.

The Committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a report.

At 12:59 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Clerk of the Committee