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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 9, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009

Issue No. 6

Twelfth meeting on:
Current state and future of Canada's forest sector

First (final) meeting on:
Bill C-29, An Act to increase the availability of agricultural loans and to repeal the Farm Improvement Loans Act

INCLUDING:
THE FIFTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-29)


APPEARING

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Honourable Gerry Ritz, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board


WITNESSES

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Export Development Canada:

Carl Marcotte, Vice-President, Resources Group.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada:

Greg Meredith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Farm Financial Programs Branch;

Jody Aylard, Director General, Finance and Renewal Programs Directorate.

Justice Canada:

Éric P. LeBlanc, Legal Counsel, Legal Services.


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 Fairbairn, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C. (June 11, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (June 10, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Fairbairn, P.C. (June 10, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Housakos replaced the Honourable Senator Johnson (June 10, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (June 10, 2009).

The Honourable Senator Johnson replaced the Honourable Senator Housakos (June 9, 2009).