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Meeting No. 45
Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 10:59 a.m. this day, in Room 8-53, 131 Queen Street, the Chair, Bev Shipley, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: Malcolm Allen, Ruth Ellen Brosseau, Earl Dreeshen, Randy Hoback, Pierre Lemieux, LaVar Payne, Bev Shipley and Bob Zimmer.


Acting Members present: Dennis Bevington for Francine Raynault and Hon. Wayne Easter for Hon. Mark Eyking.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Frédéric Forge, Analyst; Khamla Heminthavong, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.


Witnesses: Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food: Andrea Lyon, Deputy Minister; Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch; Pierre Corriveau, Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Management Branch; Tina Namiesniowski, Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs Branch; Siddika Mithani, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch; Frédéric Seppey, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services Branch.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Committee commenced consideration of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD, referred to the Committee on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

The Chair called Vote 1b under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD.


The Minister made a statement and answered questions.


At 12:01 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.


Pierre Corriveau, Siddika Mithani, Tina Namiesniowski, Greg Meredith and Frédéric Seppey answered questions.


By unanimous consent, the Chair called Votes 5b and 10b under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD.


Vote 1b under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD carried on division.


Vote 5b under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD carried on division.


Vote 10b under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD carried on division.


ORDERED, — That the Chair report Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD to the House.


At 1:01 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Jean Michel Roy
Clerk of the Committee

2014/11/28 8:13 a.m.