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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2013

Chair: The Honourable PERCY MOCKLER


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Issue No. 2

Second meeting on:

The importance of bees and bee health in the production of honey, food and seed in Canada

INCLUDING:
THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Special Study Budget 2013-2014 — Research and innovation efforts in the agricultural sector)


WITNESSES

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Stephen F. Pernal, Ph.D., Research Scientist (Apiculture) (by video conference).

Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Dr. Ian D. Alexander, Executive Director/Chief Veterinary Officer for Canada;

Dr. Primal Silva, Executive Director, Animal Health Science Directorate.

Health Canada:

Scott Kirby, Director, Product Assessment, Pest Management Regulatory Agency;

Lars Juergensen, Head, Policy and Strategic Advice, Pest Management Regulatory Agency.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Percy Mockler, Chair

The Honourable Terry M. Mercer, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Buth, Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Cowan (or Fraser), Dagenais, Eaton, Maltais, Merchant, Munson, Ogilvie, Oh, Rivard, Tardif

* Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Mercer replaced the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (December 11, 2013).

The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Mercer (December 10, 2013).