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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-2008

Chair: The Honourable JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008

Issue No. 4

Fifth and sixth meetings on:

Rural poverty in Canada


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Bank of I.D.E.A.S. (by video conference):

Peter Kenyon, Director.

As an individual:

John Stapleton, Former Research Director, Taskforce on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (by video conference):

Roberto Villarreal, Head of Division, Regional Competitiveness Governance;

Nicola Crosta, Head of the Rural Development Unit;

José Antonio Ardavín, Administrator, Rural Development Unit;

Ilse Oehler, Economist Public Service Delivery;

Betty Ann Bryce, Consultant, Rural Development Unit.


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, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C., (or Tardif), *LeBreton, P.C., (or Comeau), Mahovlich, Meighen, 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 Senator Peterson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mitchell (February 6, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (February 6, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator St. Germain, P.C. substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Brown (February 6, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Meighen substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (February 14, 2008).