Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 1 - First Report of the Committee

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry has the honour to table its


Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such legislation and other matters as were referred to it, reports, pursuant to Rule 104 (2), that the expenses of your committee during the Second Session of the Thirty-ninth Parliament were as follows:

1. With respect to its special study on rural poverty in Canada:

Transportation & Communications   $ 236,741
Professional and Other Services   104,529
All other expenditures   5,121
Witness Expenses        38,441
TOTAL   $ 384,832

2. With respect to its special study on the present state and the future of agriculture and forestry in Canada:

Professional and Other Services   $ 4,017
All other expenditures   139
Witness Expenses       5,725
TOTAL   $ 9,881

3. With respect to its studies of legislation:

Professional and Other Services   $ 1,018
All other expenditures  
Witness Expenses      1,586
TOTAL   $ 2,604

In addition to the expenses for the examination of legislation and for its special studies as set out above, your committee also incurred general postal charges in the amount of $108.

During the session under consideration, your committee considered four orders of reference, including two bills, held 42 meetings and heard more than 66 hours of testimony from 134 witnesses. In total, your committee produced 9 reports.

Respectfully submitted,



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