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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 9
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 5:03 p.m. to 7:14 p.m.
Pat Finnigan, Chair (Liberal)

• Caroline Desbiens (Bloc Québécois)
• Paul Manly (Green Party)
House of Commons
• Aimée Belmore, Procedural Clerk
• Nancy Vohl, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Corentin Bialais, Analyst
• Natacha Kramski, Analyst
• Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
• Colleen Barnes, Vice-President, Policy and Programs
Canadian Pork Council
• Rick Bergmann, Chair of the Board of Directors
• René Roy, First Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors
Union des producteurs agricoles
• Marcel Groleau, Chair
• Isabelle Bouffard, Director, Research and Agricultural Policy Directorate
National Cattle Feeders' Association
• Janice Tranberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
• Michel Daigle, Chair of the Board of Directors
Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food
• Annette Gibbons, Associate Deputy Minister
Pursuant to the order of reference of Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Minister made a statement and, with the witnesses, answered questions.

At 6:00 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:06 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Rick Bergmann, René Roy, Marcel Groleau and Janice Tranberg made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 6:32 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 7:14 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Marc-Olivier Girard
Clerk of the Committee