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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007

Chair: The Honourable JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.


Thursday, November 15, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007

Issue No. 1

Organization meeting

and

First and second meetings on:
Present state and the future of agriculture and forestry in Canada

and

First meeting on:
Rural poverty in Canada

INCLUDING:
THE FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Expenses incurred by the committee during the First Session of the Thirty-ninth Parliament)


WITNESSES:

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Canadian Cattlemen's Association:

Hugh Lynch-Staunton, President;

John Masswohl, Director of Government & International Relations.

Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec:

Michel Dessureault, President;

Vincent Cloutier, Assistant Secretary.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Canadian Federation of Agriculture:

Bob Friesen, President.

Canadian Pork Council:

Clare Schlegel, President;

Stephen Moffett, Chair, Canadian Pork Council Safety Net Committee.

Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec:

Robert Monty, Second Vice-President.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Canadian Hatching Egg Producers:

Gyslain Loyer, Chair.

Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency:

Wayne Kroeker, Vice-chair.

Dairy Farmers of Canada:

Jacques Laforge, Chair.

Chicken Farmers of Canada:

Mike Dungate, General Manager.

Canadian Egg Marketing Agency:

Laurent Souligny, Chair.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Leonard J. Gustafson, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Callbeck, Carney, P.C., *Hervieux-Payette, P.C., (or Tardif), *LeBreton, P.C., (or Comeau), Mahovlich, Mercer, 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 Losier-Cool substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Cowan (November 28, 2007).

Substitution pending for that of the Honourable Senator Losier-Cool (November 28, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Zimmer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mercer (November 28, 2007).

Substitution pending for that of the Honourable Senator Bacon (November 28, 2007).

The name of the Honourable Mercer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Zimmer (November 29, 2007).