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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Second Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2007-08

Chair: The Honourable JOYCE FAIRBAIRN, P.C.


Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Issue No. 12

Eleventh and twelfth meetings on:

Present state and the future of agriculture and forestry in Canada


WITNESSES:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

National Farmers Union:

Colleen Ross, Women's President;

Nigel Smith, Youth President.

Canadian Bankers Association:

Peter Brown, Director, Agriculture, Scotiabank;

David Rinneard, National Manager, Agriculture, BMO;

Brian Little, National Manager, Agriculture and Agribusiness, RBC;

Denis Boudreau, Senior Manager, Agriculture, National Bank;

Michelle Harvey, Group Manager, Agriculture Product, Policy and Process, TD Canada Trust;

Darryl Worsley, National Manager, Agriculture, CIBC;

Marion Wrobel, Director, Market & Regulatory Developments.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

As individuals:

Al Loyns, President, Prairie Horizons Ltd;

Guy Debailleul, Professor, Laval University;

Sylvain Charlebois, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina.


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., Campbell, *Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), Hubley, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Mahovlich, 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 Nolin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (May 5, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Gustafson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Nolin (May 7, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Oliver substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Gustafson (May 7, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Hubley substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Callbeck (May 7, 2008).

The name of the Honourable Senator Campbell substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Mercer (May 7, 2008).