Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 27 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 6, 2012
OTTAWA, Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at
9:02 a.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Buth,
Callbeck, Eaton, Mahovlich, Maltais, Mercer, Merchant, Mockler, Plett,
Rivard and Robichaud, P.C. (11).
In attendance: Aïcha Coulibaly, 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.)
National Research Council Canada:
Dr. Roman Szumski, Vice-President, Life Sciences (National
Jerzy P. Komorowski, General Manager, Aerospace, Engineering.
Dr. Szumski made an opening statement and, together with Mr. Komorowski,
Tribute was paid to the Honourable Senator Mahovlich, who will retire
from the Senate on January 10, 2013.
At 10:06 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.