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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005

Issue No. 15

First and second meetings on:

Bill S-38, An Act respecting the implementation of international trade commitments by Canada regarding spirit drinks of foreign countries

INCLUDING:
THE EIGHTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill S-38)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P.,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis
on Rural Development


WITNESSES:

Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

David Liston, Legal Counsel, Legal Services;

Gary B. Koestler, Deputy Director, Eastern Hemisphere Division, International Trade Policy Directorate.

Association of Canadian Distillers:

Jan Westcott, President and Chief Executive Officer;

C.J. Hélie, Executive Vice-President.

West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association:

Milan Stolarik, Advisor.


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, Gill, Hubley, Kelleher, P.C, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Mercer, Mitchell, Oliver, Peterson, Tkachuk

*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 Ringuette substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Callbeck (June 20, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Hubley (June 21, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gill (June 21, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Callbeck, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Ringuette (June 22, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gill, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (June 22, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Hubley, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (June 22, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Hubley (June 22, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gill (June 22, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gill, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (June 23, 2005).

The name of the Honourable Senator Hubley, substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C. (June 23, 2005).