Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Agriculture and Forestry
Issue 8 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 8, 2011 (afternoon meeting)
OTTAWA, Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry met this day at 1:46 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Percy Mockler, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Duffy, Eaton, Fairbairn, P.C., Mahovlich, Mercer, Mockler, Ogilvie, Peterson, Plett, Rivard, Robichaud, P.C., Stewart Olsen and Tkachuk (13).
In attendance: Mathieu Frigon and Sarah Jane Fraser, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; and Mona Ishack, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.
Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, December 1, 2011, the committee continued its consideration of Bill C-18. An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 7.)
National Farmers' Union:
Terry Boehm, President.
University of Saskatchewan:
Kenneth Rosaasen, Professor;
Murray Fulton, Professor.
Western Canadian Barley Growers Association:
Brian Otto, President.
Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association:
Kevin Bender, President.
Messrs. Boehm, Rosaasen and Fulton each made an opening statement and, together, answered questions.
At 2:12 p.m., the Honourable Senator Ogilvie replaced the Honourable Senator Stewart Olsen as a member of the committee.
At 3:05 p.m., the committee suspended.
At 3:11 p.m., the committee resumed.
Messrs. Otto and Bender each made an opening statement and, together, answered questions.
At 4:03 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.
Clerk of the Committee