The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 8:45 a.m. this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Larry Miller, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Alex Atamanenko, André Bellavance, France Bonsant, Hon. Mark Eyking, Randy Hoback, Pierre Lemieux, Larry Miller, Blake Richards, Bev Shipley, Brian Storseth and Francis Valeriote.
Acting Members present: Mark Holland for Hon. Wayne Easter and Alan Tonks for Francis Valeriote.
Associate Members present: Malcolm Allen.
In attendance: Library of Parliament: Frédéric Forge, Analyst; Aïcha Coulibaly, Analyst.
Witnesses: Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Brian Evans, Chief Veterinary Officer and Chief Food Safety Officer; Cameron Prince, Vice-President, Operations; Martine Dubuc, Vice-President, Science; Paul Mayers, Associate Vice-President, Programs.
Brian Evans made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.
At 10:24 a.m., the sitting was suspended.
At 10:27 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.
It was agreed, — That the Committee adopt a budget in the amount of $12,200 for its study of the Railway Costing Review.
It was agreed, — That the Committee adopt a budget in the amount of $36,500 for its study of the Biotechnology Industry.
At 10:43 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Chloé O'ShaughnessyClerk of the Committee