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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006-07

Chair: The Honourable JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Issue No. 29

Fifty-ninth and sixtieth meetings on:

Rural poverty in Canada


Morning meeting

Grand-Nord Legal Clinic:

Louise Guertin, Community Legal Worker.

Connection Centre:

Ernie Lafontaine, Board Member.

Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation:

Adèle Bordeleau, Economic Development Officer.

As an individual:

Laurier Guillemette, Agronomist.

Jeanne Sauvé Family Services:

Mona Comeau, Services Manager.

Sensenbrenner Hospital:

Louise Thomson, Placement Coordinator.

Afternoon meeting

Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living:

Patricia Simone, Executive Director.

As an individual:

Elizabeth Latos;

Marek Latos, Trapper.


The Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Leonard J. Gustafson, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Biron, Callbeck, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C., (or Tardif), *LeBreton, P.C., (or Comeau), Mahovlich, Mercer, Oliver, Peterson, Segal, St. Germain, P.C.

*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 Mercer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Fraser (May 31, 2007).