REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

has the honour to table its

FIRST REPORT


Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such legislation and other matters as were referred to it, reports, pursuant to Rule 104, that the expenses of the Committee during the First Session of the Thirty-ninth Parliament were as follows:

1)      With respect to its special study to examine and report on rural poverty in Canada:

Transportation & Communications

$236,741.00

Professional and Other Services

104,529.00

All other expenditures

5,121.00

Witness Expenses

38,441.00

Total

$384,832.00

2)   With respect to its special study to hear from time to time witnesses, including both individuals and representatives form organizations, on the present state and the future of agriculture and forestry in Canada:

Professional and Other Services

$4,017.00

All other expenditures

139.00

Witness Expenses

5,725.00

Total

$9,882.00

3)   With respect to its studies of legislation:

All other expenditures

$108.00

Witness Expenses

463.00

Total

$571.00

During the session under consideration, your Committee considered three orders of reference, held 80 meetings and received evidence from 290 witnesses over some 144.8 hours. Your Committee submitted 9 reports relating to its work.

Respectfully submitted,

JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.
Chair


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