Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session Thirty-sixth Parliament, 1997-98-99

Chair: The Honourable LEONARD J. GUSTAFSON


Tuesday, May 11, 1999

Issue No. 37

Twenty-second meeting on: The present state and future of agriculture in Canada, consideration of the effect of international trade issues on farm income


APPEARING:

The Honourable Lyle Vanclief, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food


WITNESSES:

From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Mr. Frank Claydon, Deputy Minister;

Ms Michelle Comeau, Associate Deputy Minister;

Mr. Tom Richardson, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Branch;

Dr. Brian Morrissey, Assistant Deputy Minister; Research Branch;

Mr. Paul Martin, Director, Multilateral Trade Policy Division, International Trade Policy Directorate, Market and Industry Services Branch.

From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Mr. Ron Doering, President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency;

Ms Margaret Kenny, Associate Director, Biotechnology Strategies and Coordination Office.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Leonard J. Gustafson, Chair

The Honourable Eugene Whelan, P.C., Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Chalifoux, Fairbairn, P.C., * Graham, P.C. (or Carstairs), Hays, * Lynch-Staunton (or Kinsella), Rivest, Robichaud, P.C. (Saint-Louis-de-Kent ), Rossiter, Sparrow, Spivak, Stratton, Taylor

* Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Sparrow substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette (May 11, 1999).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gustafson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Kinsella (May 10, 1999).