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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 134
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11:01 a.m. to 12:37 p.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

• Randy Hoback (Conservative)
• Larry Maguire (Conservative)
• Robert Sopuck (Conservative)
• Erin Weir (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)
Library of Parliament
• Corentin Bialais, Analyst
• Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Kathleen Donohue, Director General, Market Access Secretariat, International Affairs Branch
Canola Council of Canada
• Jim Everson, President
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
• Fred Gorrell, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Affairs Branch, Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Kyle Jeworski, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Dean McQueen, Vice-President, Merchandising and Transportation
Richardson International Limited
• Jean-Marc Ruest, Senior Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel
• Curt Vossen, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Canola Growers Association
• Rick White, Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Friday, March 29, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of the official notices of non-compliance from China for exports of Canadian canola seeds.

Rick White, Jim Everson and Curt Vossen made statements.

At 11:18 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:24 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Kyle Jeworski, by videoconference from Regina, Saskatchewan, made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

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

At 12:20 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Fred Gorrell made a statement.


Luc Berthold moved, — That the Committee continue to hear from witnesses on the study of the official notices of non-compliance from China for exports of Canadian canola seeds; that the next meeting be held as soon as possible; that witnesses at this meeting be farmers and producers directly impacted by the consequences of China’s decision to cease buying Canadian Canola; and, that the Committee report its findings to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:37 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Ariane Gagné-Frégeau
Clerk of the Committee