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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17

Chair: The Honourable GHISLAIN MALTAIS


Monday, October 2, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Issue No. 34

Eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth meetings:
Study the potential impact of the effects of climate change on the agriculture, agri-food and forestry sectors


WITNESSES

Monday, October 2, 2017

Government of Nova Scotia:

The Honourable Keith Colwell, MLA, Minister of Agriculture;

The Honourable Margaret Miller, MLA, Minister of Natural Resources;

Loretta Robichaud, Senior Director, Advisory Services, Agriculture and Food Operations Branch, Department of Agriculture;

Julie Towers, Deputy Minister, Department of Natural Resources;

Bruce Stewart, Manager, Forest Research and Planning, Department of Natural Resources;

Jason Hollett, Executive Director, Department of Environment.

Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq:

Angeline Gillis, Senior Director, Mi'kmaw Conservation Group;

Michael Benson, Climate Action Project Coordinator, Mi'kmaw Conservation Group.

Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture:

Chris van den Heuvel, President;

Henry Vissers, Executive Director.

Agricultural Alliance of New Brunswick:

John Russell, Environmental Farm Plan Coordinator.

Prince Edward Island Federation of Agriculture:

David Mol, President;

Robert Godfrey, Executive Director.

PEI Woodlot Association:

John Rowe, President.

New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners:

Susannah Banks, Executive Director.

Federation of Nova Scotia Woodland Owners:

Stacie Carroll, Executive Director.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

As individuals:

Peter Duinker, Professor and Acting Director, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University;

James Steenberg, Post-doctoral fellow, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University;

Lord Abbey, Assistant Professor, Amenity Horticulture, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University;

Samuel K. Asiedu, Professor, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University;

David Burton, Professor, Department of Plant, Food and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University;

Don Jardine, Project Manager, Climate Research Lab, University of Prince Edward Island;

Gabriela Sabau, Associate Professor, Economics/Environmental Studies, Higher Education, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland;

Charles Bourque, Professor, Acting Director of Graduate Studies, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick;

Paul Arp, Professor, Forest Soils, Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FPInnovations:

Pierre Lapointe, President and CEO;

Jean-Pierre Martel, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships;

Patrick Lavoie, Senior Scientist;

Richard Hamelin, Researcher.

Fédération des producteurs forestiers du Québec:

Marc-André Côté, Director General;

Marc-André Rhéaume, Responsible for forest management.

Union des producteurs agricoles:

Marcel Groleau, President General;

Daniel Bernier, Agronomist, Research and agricultural policy department.

Producteurs de grains du Québec:

Benoit Legault, Director General.

Équiterre:

Sidney Ribaux, Co-founder and General Manager;

Claire Bolduc, Member of the board of directors.

Ouranos:

Caroline Larrivée, Team Leader, Vulnerabilities, impacts and adaptation.

Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science:

Andrew Gonzalez, Director.

COOP Carbone:

Jean Nolet, President and Chief Executive Officer.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Ghislain Maltais, Chair

The Honourable Terry M. Mercer, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

        Bernard, Dagenais, Doyle, Gagné, Galvez, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Ogilvie, Oh, Petitclerc, Pratte, *Smith (or Martin), Tardif, Woo

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)