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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 142
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 3:27 p.m. to 5:28 p.m.
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)



• Luc Berthold (Conservative)
• Earl Dreeshen (Conservative)
• Robert Kitchen (Conservative)
• Larry Maguire (Conservative)
• Erin Weir (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)
Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
• Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Hon. Jim Carr, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade Diversification
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister
• Kathleen Donohue, Director General, Market Access Secretariat, International Affairs Branch
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• John Hannaford, Deputy Minister, International Trade
• Steve Verheul, Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations and Chief Trade Negotiator of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement
• Doug Forsyth, Director General, Market Access
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
• Siddika Mithani, President
• Fred Gorrell, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Affairs Branch, Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Committee commenced its study of the revocation of Richardson International’s export registration by China.

The ministers made statements and, with Siddika Mithani, answered questions.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:42 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Fred Gorrell, Steve Verheul and Kathleen Donohue answered questions.

Randy Hoback gave notice of the following motions:

That the Committee call industry associations and producers to testify to discuss the impact of the Chinese withdrawal of the canola market.

That the Committee invite Chinese officials, including the Ambassador, to discuss Canada-China’s relationship and canola.

That the Committee send a letter asking the Speaker for an emergency debate on canola.

At 5:28 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee