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Meeting No. 38
Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 11:01 a.m. this day, in Room 8-53, 131 Queen Street, the Chair, Bev Shipley, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Earl Dreeshen, Hon. Mark Eyking, Randy Hoback, Pierre Lemieux, LaVar Payne, Francine Raynault, Bev Shipley and Bob Zimmer.


Acting Members present: Malcolm Allen for Denis Blanchette and Alex Atamanenko for Denis Blanchette.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst.


Witnesses: Canadian Federation of Agriculture: Humphrey Banack, Vice-President. National Farmers Union: Terry Boehm, Chair, Seed and Trade Committee. Partners In Innovation: Mark Brock, Member; David Jones, Member. Cereals Canada: Cam Dahl, President. Keystone Agricultural Producers: Doug Chorney, President. Canada Organic Trade Association: Matthew Holmes, Executive Director; Dwayne Smith, Board Member. Barley Council of Canada : Brian Otto, Chairman. Alberta Barley Commission: Matt Sawyer, Chair. Canadian Canola Growers Association: Rick White, Chief Executive Officer.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food.

Matthew Holmes made a statement.


At 11:05 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:12 a.m., the sitting resumed.

Matthew Holmes resumed his statement.

Dwayne Smith, Rick White, Mark Brock, David Jones and Terry Boehm, by videoconference from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, made statements.


The witnesses answered questions.


At 12:12 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:15 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Doug Chorney, by videoconference from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Matt Sawyer, by videoconference from Calgary, Alberta, Brian Otto, Humphrey Banack and Cam Dahl made statements and answered questions.


At 1:12 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean Michel Roy
Clerk of the Committee

2014/10/09 3:04 p.m.