REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

has the honour to present its


Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate on March 20, 2001 to examine international trade in agricultural and agri-food products, and short-term and long-term measures for the health of the agricultural and the agri-food industry in all regions of Canada, respectfully reports that the Minister of Agriculture cancelled his appearance today before your Committee, and therefore the Committee recommends that a Committee of the Whole be struck at the earliest opportunity to hear from the Minister of Agriculture on the crisis facing farmers in Manitoba and Western Canada.

Respectfully submitted,

Leonard J. Gustafson

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