Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

Issue 14 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 29, 2012

OTTAWA, Thursday, March 29, 2012


The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 8:04 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth, Eaton, Mahovlich, Maltais, Merchant, Mockler, Plett, Rivard and Robichaud, P.C. (9).

In attendance: Sarah Jane Fraser, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, June 16, 2011, the committee continued its consideration of research and innovation efforts in the agricultural sector. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 1.)


University of Guelph (by video conference):

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

Bio-Terre Systems Inc.:

Élise Villeneuve, Chief Operations Officer.

Ms. Dunfield and Ms. Villeneuve each made opening statements and answered questions.

At 9:50 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman

Clerk of the Committee