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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 101
Tuesday, April 30, 2024, 11:03 a.m. to 12:24 p.m.
In Camera
Kody Blois, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Corentin Bialais, Analyst
• Daniel Farrelly, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Thursday, October 19, 2023, the committee resumed its study of efforts to stabilize food prices.

The committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: "A Call to Action: How Government and Industry Can Fight Back Against Food Price Volatility".

It was agreed, — That the Chair, clerk and analysts be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12-point font, left aligned, single-spaced, and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the clerk of the committee, not later than 4:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

ORDERED, — That the clerk and analysts of the committee, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the committee’s website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That given Avian Flu (H5N1) has been detected in dairy cows in at least nine US states, infecting dozens of herds, the committee invite officials from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada and officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to appear and brief the committee on testing, surveillance efforts, and threat mitigation steps being taken to protect Canada’s animal agriculture sector.

At 12:24 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Stéphanie De Rome
Clerk of the committee