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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 132
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11:03 a.m. to 1:01 p.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Aïcha Coulibaly, Analyst
• Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst
Agriculture in the Classroom Canada
• Johanne Ross, Executive Director
Agri-food Innovation Council
• Serge Buy, Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Trucking Alliance
• Stephen Laskowski, President
• Lak Shoan, Director, Policy and Industry Awareness
Egg Farmers of Canada
• Roger Pelissero, Chairman and Egg Farmer
• Tim Lambert, Chief Executive Officer
Food Secure Canada
• Diana Bronson, Executive Director
• Leticia Deawuo, Director, Black Creek Community Farm
National Cattle Feeders' Association
• Janice Tranberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Committee resumed its study of the perception of and public trust in the Canadian agricultural sector.

Stephen Laskowski, Janice Tranberg, Roger Pelissero and Tim Lambert made statements and answered questions.

At 11:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:01 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Johanne Ross, Serge Buy, Diana Bronson and Leticia Deawuo made statements and answered questions.


Earl Dreeshen moved, — That, pursuant to Standing order 108(2), the Committee invite the following witnesses to appear concerning the recent revocation by the Chinese government of Richardson International’s canola export registration to the Chinese market:

  • The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food;
  • The Minister of International Trade Diversification; and
  • The Minister of Foreign Affairs;

and that all witnesses appear no later than Thursday, March 21, 2019.

Debate arose thereon.

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

YEAS: Earl Dreeshen, Randy Hoback, Alistair MacGregor, Bev Shipley — 4;

NAYS: Pierre Breton, Francis Drouin, Lloyd Longfield, Eva Nassif, Joe Peschisolido — 5.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 12:48 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:51 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

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

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $ 26,300, for the study of perception of and public trust in the Canadian agricultural sector, be adopted.

At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Clerk of the Committee