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March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  Thank you, everyone.

March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  Yes. From time to time, we do see operational issues in the field. I encourage those involved to work with my colleagues in the region to find solutions for those concerns. I saw that solutions had been proposed to the committee. It's very important to us that processing in abat

March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  Yes, our science branch has already completed that work. Right now, my colleagues in the operations branch are developing a test that would allow the Canada Border Services Agency to verify whether shipments designated as spent layers are actually spent layers. We have other met

March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  It's impossible to check in every case. However, we can really target the risk to ensure that all Canadian import requirements are met.

March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  No. It's impossible to check all shipments daily. We need to target the risk; we have several risk management tools. We can visit other countries to study their systems. Other agencies at the border can do inspections with us. For example, with fertilizer containers, we now stop

March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  It's the World Organisation for Animal Health.

March 11th, 2021Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  The law requires that the same standards apply to imported goods as to goods produced in Canada. This is a basic fact in our discussions with Canadian and foreign industries.

November 26th, 2020Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  It's very much a shared file. On the prevention side, we have focused on a few key things. Number one is biosecurity. We need to make sure that producers are doing everything they can and have all the tools they need, all the guides they need, to make sure we have a good line of

November 26th, 2020Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  Sure. Yes, there was a very extensive review done for agriculture and aquaculture, for the two together. That included not just CFIA and the Department of Agriculture, but also Health Canada and PHAC, and also DFO, obviously, given the aquaculture. We set up over 30 initiatives

November 26th, 2020Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  We have to work with all stakeholders to target our activities at the border and thus reinforce the system.

November 26th, 2020Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. I can take that one. Yes, it is very much on our radar screen. When the new humane transportation regulations came into force, it was clear that there were some issues, depending on the sector and on the place in the country. What we've done is that, for

November 26th, 2020Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  We're always trying to make sure we have the capacity we need, especially in terms of veterinarians. Those are really key resources that we need access to, so we're working hard to make sure we can keep a good supply of the key scientists and inspectors we need in the plants.

November 26th, 2020Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes

Agriculture committee  Okay. I'll make sure we—

November 26th, 2020Committee meeting

Colleen Barnes