Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Studies & Bills

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Studies & Bills Date Referred Session  note  note
Bill S-38, An Act respecting the implementation of international trade commitments by Canada regarding spirit drinks of foreign countries
(2005-06-15)
Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 8:05 AM
  • The Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis on Rural Development (As an Individual)
  • Gary B. Koestler, Deputy Director, Eastern Hemisphere Division, International Trade Policy Directorate (Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • David Liston, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 6:05 PM
  • The Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis on Rural Develooopment ()
  • C. J. Hélie, Executive Vice-President (Association of Canadian Distillers)
  • Gary B. Koestler, Deputy Director, Eastern Hemisphere Division, International Trade Policy Directorate (Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • David Liston, Legal Counsel, Legal Services (Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Milan Stolarik, Advisor (West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association)
  • Jan Westcott, President and Chief Executive Officer (Association of Canadian Distillers)
Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act
(2005-05-16)
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 4:05 PM
  • The Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (As an Individual)
  • John Dobson, Senior Policy Coordinator Grain Monitoring (Transport Canada)
  • Régis Gosselin, Director, Corporate Services (Canadian Grain Commission)
  • Howard Migie, Director General, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
The issues related to the development and marketing of value-added agricultural, agri-food and forest products, on the domestic and international markets
(2004-10-19)
Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 6:00 PM
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Bob Funk, Vice-President, Agriculture (Scotiabank)
  • Brian Little, National Manager, Agriculture and Agri Business (RBC Royal Bank)
  • Dave Marr, Senior Advisor, Community, Rural and Agriculture Issues, Government and Community Relations (TD Bank Financial Group)
The present state and future of agriculture and forestry in Canada
(2004-10-19)
Thursday, November 24, 2005 at 8:30 AM
  • The Honourable Wayne Easter, P.C., M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food with special emphasis on Rural Develooopment (As an Individual)
  • Danny Foster, Acting Director General, Business Risk Management Program Development (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Tom Shenstone, Director General, Policy Planning and Interpretation, Strategic Policy Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 8:05 AM
Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 6:05 PM
  • Bill Anderson, Acting Director, Food of Animal Origin (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • André Gravel, Executive Vice-President. (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Krista Mountjoy, Vice-President, Operations (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 8:05 AM
  • Bill Dobson, Vice president (Canadian Co-operative Association)
  • Claude Gauthier, Director (Canadian Co-operative Association)
Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (As an Individual)
  • Leonard Edwards, Deputy Minister (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Richard B. Fadden, President (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 8:00 AM
  • Gaëtan Bélanger, Secretary-Treasurer (Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec)
  • Michel Dessureault, President (Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec)
  • Gib Drury, Member of the Board of Directors (Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec)
Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at 6:00 PM
  • Jim Laws, Executive Director (Canadian Meat Council)
  • Arie Nuys, President (Canadian Meat Council)
Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 9:00 AM
  • Sir Ben Gill, Chairman, Westbury Dairies, Wiltshire (As an individual)
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 6:00 PM
  • Dean Baglole, Chairman (Atlantic Beef Producers Co-operative)
  • Mark Ishoy, General Manager (Gencor Foods Inc)
Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 8:00 AM
  • Robert Kuziw, President of Rangeland Beef Processors Inc (BC Blue Mountain Packers)
  • David Reykdal, President (Rancher's Choice Beef Co-op Ltd)
Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at 6:05 PM
  • Dr. Bruce A. Archibald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Research Branch (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Dr. Yvon Martel, Chief Scientist, International (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 8:05 AM
  • Andrew Larsland, Assistant Deputy Minister, Market and Industry Services (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Peter Brackenridge, Acting Executive Vice-President, Office of the President (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Gilles Lavoie, Senior Director General, Team Leader, Food Safety and Quality (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Krista Mountjoy, Acting Vice-President, Operations (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Cameron Prince, Executive Director, Animal Products Directorate (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Dr. Gary Little, Veterinary Program Officer, Animal Products Directorate (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 5:00 PM
  • The Honourable Jim Peterson, P.C., M.P., Minister of International Trade (As an Individual)
  • Elaine Feldman, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade, Economic and Environment Policy (International Trade Canada)
  • Suzanne Vinet, Director General, Multilateral Trade Policy Bureau (International Trade Canada)
Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 8:02 AM
  • Dwayne Anderson, Director, Fosston/Rose area of Saskatchewan (The Canadian Wheat Board)
  • Murray Downing, President (Grassroots Producers of Manitoba)
  • Jim Hallick, Director, Division 4 (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Neal Hardy, President (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities)
  • Lynn Jacobson, President (Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission)
  • Andrew G. Kovacs, Executive Director (Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission)
  • Ward Weisensel, Chief Operating Officer (The Canadian Wheat Board)
Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 6:00 PM
  • Terry Campbell, Vice-President, Policy (Canadian Bankers Association)
  • Bob Funk, Vice-President, Agriculture (Scotiabank)
  • Brian Little, National Manager, Agriculture and Agri Business (RBC Royal Bank)
  • Dave Marr, Senior Advisor, Community, Rural and Agriculture Issues, Government and Community Relations (TD Bank Financial Group)
Thursday, December 2, 2004 at 8:00 AM
  • Bill Anderson, Acting Director, Food of Animal Origin Program (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Jim Caldwell, Executive Director (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Ann Dunford, Market Analyst (CANFAX) (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Stan Eby, President (Canadian Cattlemen's Association)
  • Gilles Lavoie, Senior Director General, Operations (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Krista Mountjoy, Executive Director, Coordination of operations (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
  • Cameron Prince, Executive Director, Animal Products Directorate (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 6:15 PM
  • The Honourable Andrew Mitchell, P.C., M.P., Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (As an Individual)
  • Leonard Edwards, Deputy Minister (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
  • Richard Fadden, President (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 8:05 AM
  • Bob Friesen, President (Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
  • Terry Hildebrandt, President (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
  • Robert MacDonald, President (Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture)
  • Bruce Webster, General Manager (Canadian Sugar Beet Producers' Association)
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