AGRI Committee Meeting
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Minutes of Proceedings
Evan Fraser, Mark Walker and Steve Webb made statements and answered questions.
At 5:46 p.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 5:49 p.m., the sitting resumed.
Chris Davison, Scott Ross and Ron Lemaire made statements and answered questions.
Alistair MacGregor gave notice of the following motion:
That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study on profit-driven inflation in the grocery sector and the costs of groceries going up while large chains are making record profits; that the committee examine the record profits of large grocery chains and their CEOs in relation to employee wages and the cost of groceries in Canada; that the committee also examine the ability of large grocery chains leveraging their size to cut into the earnings of Canadians farmers; that the committee invite witnesses with specific knowledge on profit-driven inflation and affected stakeholders from the industry, including grocer CEOs, economists, unions and farmers or representative organizations; that no fewer than six meetings are set aside to hear from witnesses; that the committee report its findings to the House and that, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.
At 6:33 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.