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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 131
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:03 a.m. to 12:19 p.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

• Todd Doherty for Bev Shipley (Conservative)
• Yvonne Jones for Pierre Breton (Liberal)
• Adam Vaughan for Pierre Breton (Liberal)
Library of Parliament
• Aïcha Coulibaly, Analyst
• Xavier Deschênes-Philion, Analyst
• Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
• Henry Ceelen, Chair, National Issues Committee
National Farm Animal Care Council
• Ryder Lee, Chair
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of the perception of and public trust in the Canadian agricultural sector.

The witnesses made statements.

On motion of Luc Berthold, it was agreed, — That the Committee resume consideration of the motion moved by Luc Berthold, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, which read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee undertake a study on the financial impacts of the summer 2018 drought for Quebec producers; that this study consist of at least two meetings; that the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and his officials be invited to appear in order to explain the refusal to accept changes to the crop insurance program that would make the claims admissible for producers affected by the drought of the summer 2018 in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Chaudière-Appalaches, Gaspésie-les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Abitibi-Témiscamingue; and that representatives of the producers affected by this drought be invited to appear.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Luc Berthold, Todd Doherty, Earl Dreeshen, Alistair MacGregor — 4;

NAYS: Francis Drouin, Lloyd Longfield, Eva Nassif, Joe Peschisolido, Adam Vaughan — 5.

The witnesses answered questions.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:08 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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.

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

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the support of Indigenous Canadians in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Industry, each party send its proposed recommendations to the Clerk of the Committee no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019.

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

At 12:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Clerk of the Committee