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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Second Session, Fortieth Parliament, 2009

Chair: The Honourable PERCY MOCKLER


Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009

Issue No. 5

Tenth and eleventh meetings on:
Current state and future of Canada's forest sector

and

First (final) meeting on:
Rural poverty in Canada

INCLUDING:
THE FOURTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Rural Poverty in Canada)
(Final Report — Beyond Freefall: Halting Rural Poverty)
For the text of the full report, refer to Issue No. 16, 2nd Session, 39th Parliament, 2008


WITNESSES

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Department of Natural Resources of New Brunswick:

Tom Reid, Deputy Minister.

New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners:

Andrew Clark, President.

New Brunswick Forest Products Association:

Mark Arsenault, President and CEO.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fédération des producteurs de bois du Québec:

Pierre-Maurice Gagnon, President;

Jean-Pierre Dansereau, Director General.

Quebec Forest Industry Council:

Yves Lachapelle, Forestry Director, Special Adviser, Strategic Issues.

Quebec Wood Export Bureau:

Carl-Éric Guertin, Communications Director.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Percy Mockler, Chair

The Honourable Joyce Fairbairn, P.C., Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Baker, P.C., Cordy, *Cowan (or Tardif), Duffy, Eaton, Housakos, *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Lovelace Nicholas, Mahovlich, Mercer, Poulin, Rivard

*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 Honourable Senator Poulin replaced the Honourable Senator Munson (June 3, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Munson replaced the Honourable Senator Poulin (June 2, 2009).