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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 14, 2004

Issue No. 5

Sixth meeting on:

Present state and the future of agriculture and forestry in Canada

INCLUDING:
THE SECOND REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Value-added Agriculture in Canada)

THE THIRD AND FOURTH REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget authorization 2004-05 for special studies to examine issues related to the development and marketing of value-added agricultural, agri-food and forest products on the domestic and international markets; to hear from time to time witnesses on the present state and the future of agriculture and forestry in Canada)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Jim Peterson, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade.


WITNESSES:

International Trade Canada:

Elaine Feldman, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade, Economic and Environment Policy;

Suzanne Vinet, Director General, Multilateral Trade Policy Bureau.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Leonard J. Gustafson, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

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

*Ex Officio Members

(Quorum 4)

Change in membership of the committee:

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

The name of the Honourable Senator Cordy substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mercer (December 14, 2004).