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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Forty-first Parliament, 2011-12

Chair: The Honourable PERCY MOCKLER

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Issue No. 14

Twentieth and twenty-first meetings on:

The research and innovation efforts in the agricultural sector


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Canadian Seed Trade Association:

Patty Townsend, Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Animal Health Institute:

Jean Szkotnicki, President.

Canadian Livestock Genetics Association:

Rick McRonald, Executive Director.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

University of Guelph (by video conference):

Kari Dunfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Land Resource Science.

Bio-Terre Systems Inc.:

Élise Villeneuve, Chief Operations Officer.


The Honourable Percy Mockler, Chair

The Honourable Fernand Robichaud, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Buth, *Cowan (or Tardif), Duffy, Eaton, Fairbairn, P.C., *LeBreton, P.C. (or Carignan), Mahovlich, Maltais, Mercer, Merchant, Plett, 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 Rivard replaced the Honourable Senator Nolin (March 15, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Campbell (March 15, 2012).