AGRI Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Tia Loftsgard, Louise Vandelac, by videoconference from Montréal, Québec, and Thibault Rehn, by videoconference from Sherbrooke, Québec, made statements and, with Tyler Levitan, answered questions.
On motion of Earl Dreeshen, it was agreed, — That the Committee resume consideration of the motion moved by Luc Berthold on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, which read as follows:
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.
After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 9; NAYS: 0.
Questioning of the witnesses resumed.
At 12:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 12:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Lucy Sharratt, Gary Hazlewood and Jason McLinton made statements and, with Tom McLellan and Pierre Labonté, answered questions.
At 1:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 1:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of the official notices of non-compliance from China for exports of Canadian canola seeds, witnesses be invited to appear on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, and that the Committee’s findings be communicated in a letter addressed to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
At 1:19 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.