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
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth,
Eaton, Mahovlich, Maltais, Merchant, Mockler, Plett, Rivard and Robichaud,
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
Bio-Terre Systems Inc.:
Élise Villeneuve, Chief Operations Officer.
Ms. Dunfield and Ms. Villeneuve each made opening statements and answered
At 9:50 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee