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(Meeting No. 13)


The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 9:07 o’clock a.m., this day, in Room269, West Block, the Chair, Joe McGuire, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Leon E. Benoit, Murray Calder, Denis Coderre, John Harvard, Larry McCormick, Joe McGuire and Dick Proctor,.

Acting Members present: Pauline Picard for Hélène Alarie; Greg Thompson for Rick Borotsik.

In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Sonya Dakers, Research Coordinator.

Witnesses: From the Industrial Biotechnology Association of Canada (IBAC): Joyce Groote, President. From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture: Jack Wilkinson, President. From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: André Gravel, Interim Vice-President of Programs; Margaret Kenny, Associate Director, Biotechnology Strategy Co-ordination Office. From the Canadian Council of Canola Growers: Tony Zatylny, Vice-President, Crop Production.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to a study relating to Biotechnology in Agriculture and Agri-Food

Joyce Groote from the Industrial Biotechnology Association of Canada made an audiovisual presentation and answered questions.

Jack Wilkinson from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture made a statement and answered questions.

Margaret Kenny from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency made a statement and with the other witness, answered questions.

Tony Zatylny from the Canadian Council of Canola Growers made a statement and answered questions.

At 10:55 o’clock a.m., the Committee adjourned until Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 9:00 o'clock a.m.


Clerk of the Committee