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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 17
Friday, June 12, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:32 p.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Aimée Belmore, Procedural Clerk
• Grant McLaughlin, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Corentin Bialais, Analyst
• Joanne Markle LaMontagne, Analyst
Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan
• Todd Lewis, President
As an individual
• Alan Ker, Ontario Agricultural College Research Chair in Agricultural Risk and Policy, Professor, Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics and Managing
Grain Farmers of Ontario
• Markus Haerle, Chair
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
• Mark Brock, Co-Chair, National Program Advisory Committee
Producteurs de grains du Québec
• Benoit Legault, Chief Executive Officer
Pursuant to the order of reference of Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the committee resumed its study of Business Risk Management programs.

Markus Haerle and Mark Brock made statements and answered questions.

At 2:57 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:03 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Benoît Legault, Todd Lewis and Alan Ker made statements and answered questions.

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

The Chair presented the First Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your subcommittee met on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, to consider the business of the committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That, in relation to the study of Business Risk Management programs:

  1. the Chair propose a summer sitting calendar for July, August and September, for the consideration of the committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting, taking into account that meetings in July will be scheduled after July 3;
  2. that the meeting of Wednesday, June 17, 2020, will have one hour of scheduled witness testimony and one hour of committee business for the consideration of the draft letter to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; and
  3. the letter for the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food be sent in carbon copy to all provincial ministers of agriculture.

It was agreed, — That the First Report from the subcommittee be concurred in.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study on Business Risk Management Programs: (1) the committee meet on the following dates during the summer: Tuesday, June 23; Wednesday, July 8; Wednesday, August 19; and, if necessary, Wednesday, September 2 and 16, 2020; (2) the meeting on Tuesday, June 23, and the first hour of the meeting on Wednesday, July 8, be dedicated to hearings; (3) the second hour of the meeting on Wednesday, July 8, be dedicated to giving drafting instructions to the analysts for a report; and (4) the meetings on Wednesday, August 19, August 2 and September 16 be reserved for consideration of the draft report.

At 4:32 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee