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(Meeting No. 15)


The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 12:45 o’clock p.m., in a televised session, this day, in Room 253-D, Centre Block, the Chair, Joe McGuire, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Hélène Alarie, Gerry Byrne, Jean-Guy Chrétien, Denis Coderre, Jay Hill, Jake E. Hoeppner, Larry McCormick, Joe McGuire, Dick Proctor and Paul Steckle.

Acting Member present: Garry Breitkreuz for Leon E. Benoit.

Other Member present: Ovid Jackson.

In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Sonya Dakers, Research Coordinator and Jean-Denis Fréchette, Economist.

Appearing: The Honourable Lyle Vanclief, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Witnesses: From the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food: Dennis Kam, Director General, Finance and Resource Management, Corporate Services Branch; Brian Morrissey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Research Branch; Art Olson, President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee proceeded to review the Programs, Policies, Expenditures and Administration of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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

At 2:05 o’clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Clerk of the Committee