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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 10
Thursday, March 24, 2022, 3:31 p.m. to 5:35 p.m.
Kody Blois, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Wassim Bouanani, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Corentin Bialais, Analyst
• Daniel Farrelly, Analyst
As an individual
• Dr. Al Mussell, Research Director, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute
Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers
• Gary Sands, Senior Vice-President
Keystone Agricultural Producers
• Bill Campbell, President
National Cattle Feeders' Association
• Janice Tranberg, President and Chief Executive Officer
• James Bekkering, Chair of the Board
Pattison Food Group
• Julie Dickson Olmstead, Managing Director, Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership
Quorum Corporation
• Mark Hemmes, President
Union des producteurs agricoles
• Martin Caron, General President
• David Tougas, Coordinator, Business Economics
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, January 31, 2022, the committee resumed its study of agriculture and agri-food supply chain.

Bill Campbell, Julie Dickson Olmstead and Martin Caron made statements and answered questions.

At 4:09 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:14 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:35 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Gary Sands, James Bekkering, Janice Tranberg, and Mark Hemmes made statements and, with Al Mussell, answered questions.

At 5:10 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), it was agreed that the committee continue to sit.

At 5:17 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 115(5), the sitting was suspended.

At 5:22 p.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The committee proceeded to give drafting instructions to the analysts for a draft report.

At 5:35 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Emma-Leigh Boucher
Clerk of the committee