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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 53
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 10:59 a.m. to 12:41 p.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

• Alupa A. Clarke for Jacques Gourde (Conservative)
• Hon. Gerry Ritz for David Anderson (Conservative)
Library of Parliament
• Frédéric Forge, Analyst
• Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
• Kara Beckles, Acting Director General, Research and Analysis Directorate, Strategic Policy Branch
• Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch
Farm Credit Canada
• Jean-Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist
• Michael Hoffort, President and Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Young Farmers' Forum
• Paul Glenn, Past Chair
• Justin Williams, Member, Board of Directors
As an individual
• Brady Deaton, Professor and McCain Family Chair in Food Security, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Guelph
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, the Committee commenced its study of debt in the agriculture sector and its effects.

Tom Rosser and Michael Hoffort made statements and, with Jean-Philippe Gervais and Kara Beckles, answered questions.

At 11:57 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:05 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Paul Glenn, Justin Williams and Brady Deaton made statements and answered questions.

At 12:30 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the Committee continue to sit.

At 12:41 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Jean-Denis Kusion
Clerk of the Committee