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Agriculture and Forestry


THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS


OTTAWA, Thursday, December 7, 2023
(61)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 9:01 a.m., in room B45, Senate of Canada Building, the deputy chair, the Honourable Paula Simons, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Cotter, Jaffer, Klyne, Osler, Simons and Wells (6).

Participating in the meeting: Joanne Markle LaMontagne, Analyst, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the committee continued its study of the status of soil health in Canada.

WITNESSES:

Agriculture in the Classroom:

Mathieu Rouleau, Executive Director (by videoconference).

4-H Canada:

Hugh Maynard, Interim Chief Executive Officer;

Emmett Sawyer, Member.

Farm and Food Care Ontario:

Kelly Daynard, Executive Director.

Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan:

Clinton Monchuk, Executive Director.

As individuals:

Steven D. Siciliano, Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan;

Derek MacKenzie, Associate Professor, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta (by videoconference).

Mathieu Rouleau, Emmett Sawyer, Kelly Daynard and Clinton Monchuk each made a statement and, together with Hugh Maynard, answered questions.

At 9:57 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10 a.m., the committee resumed.

Steven D. Siciliano and Derek MacKenzie each made a statement and answered questions.

At 10:57 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Ferda Simpson

Clerk of the Committee

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