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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, October 23, 2012
Thursday, October 25 2012

Issue No. 24

Thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth meetings on:

The research and innovation efforts in the agricultural sector


WITNESSES

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association:

Victor Santacruz, Executive Director.

Ontario Berry Growers Association:

Kevin Schooley, Executive Director.

Genome Canada:

Pierre Meulien, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research:

Philip M. Sherman, Scientific Director;

Paul BĂ©langer, Assistant Director.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

University of British Columbia:

Ed Levy, Adjunct Professor, Intellectual Property and Policy Research Group;

Emily Marden, Research Associate and Lecturer, Intellectual Property and Policy Research Group.

BIOTECanada:

Andrew Casey, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Agrisoma Biosciences Inc.:

Steven Fabijanski, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Turkey Farmers of Canada:

Mark Davies, Chair;

Phil Boyd, Executive Director.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Percy Mockler, Chair

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

and

The Honourable Senators:

Buth, Callbeck, *Cowan (or Tardif), Duffy, Eaton, *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 12-5, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Braley (October 26, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Rivard replaced the Honourable Senator White (October 26, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Braley replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (October 25, 2012).

The Honourable Senator White replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (October 25, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Mahovlich replaced the Honourable Senator Chaput (October 24, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Rivard replaced the Honourable Senator Demers (October 24, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Buth replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (October 24, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Duffy replaced the Honourable Senator Wallace (October 24, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Eaton replaced the Honourable Senator Martin (October 24, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Maltais replaced the Honourable Senator Verner, P.C. (October 24, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Buth (October 23, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Verner, P.C., replaced the Honourable Senator Maltais (October 23, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Demers replaced the Honourable Senator Rivard (October 23, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Chaput replaced the Honourable Senator Mahovlich (October 23, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Wallace replaced the Honourable Senator Duffy (October 23, 2012).

The Honourable Senator Martin replaced the Honourable Senator Eaton (October 22, 2012).