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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006

Chair: The Honourable JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.


Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006

Issue No. 9

Sixth and seventh meetings on:

Rural poverty in Canada
and

Thirteenth meeting on:

Present state and future of agriculture in Canada


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

As an individual:

Jim Sentance, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Prince Edward Island.

As a panel:

Canadian Sugar Institute:

Sandra Marsden, President.

Rogers Sugar Canada:

Daniel Lafrance, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

As an individual:

Bruno Jean, Canada Research Chair in Rural Development, Université du Québec à Rimouski;

David Bruce, Director, Rural and Small Town Programme, Mount Allison University;

Mark Partridge, Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Leonard J. Gustafson, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, Christensen, *Hays (or Fraser), *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Mahovlich, Mercer, Mitchell, Oliver, Peterson, Segal, 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 Meighen substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (October 24, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Downe substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mercer (October 24, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gustafson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Meighen (October 25, 2006).

The name of the Honourable Senator Mercer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Downe (October 25, 2006).