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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004

Chair: The Honourable JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.

Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Thursday, December 9, 2004

Issue No. 4

Fourth and fifth meetings on:

The present state and the future of agriculture and forestry in Canada

Second meeting on:

Value-added in agriculture


Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Canadian Bankers Association:

Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy.


Bob Funk, Vice-President, Agriculture.

RBC Royal Bank:

Brian Little, National Manager, Agriculture and AgriBusiness.

TD Bank Financial Group:

Dave Marr, Senior Advisor, Community, Rural and Agriculture Issues, Government and Community Relations.

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Grassroots Producers of Manitoba:

Murray Downing, President.

Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission:

Lynn Jacobson, President;

Andrew G. Kovacs, Executive Director.

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities:

Neal Hardy, President;

Jim Hallick, Director, Division 4.

The Canadian Wheat Board:

Dwayne Anderson, Director, Fosston/Rose area of Saskatchewan;

Ward Weisensel, Chief Operating Officer.


The Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Leonard J. Gustafson, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C. (or Rompkey, P.C.), Callbeck, Gill, Hubley, Kelleher, P.C., *Kinsella (or Stratton), Mercer, Oliver, Ringuette, Sparrow, Tkachuk

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)