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Meeting No. 5

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 9:00 a.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the Vice-Chair, Murray Calder, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: David L. Anderson, Rick Borotsik, Murray Calder, Howard Hilstrom, Larry McCormick, Louis Plamondon, Dick Proctor and Rose-Marie Ur.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jean-Denis Fréchette, Principal and Frédéric Forge, Analyst.

Witnesses: From the Canadian Fertilizer Institute: Roger L. Larson, President; David M. Finlayson, Director, Technical Affairs. From the Canadian Federation of Agriculture: Weldon Newton, Canadian Federation of Agriculture Committee Member, President, Keystone Agricultural Producers; Nicole Howe, Policy Analyst.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee commenced its study of the impact of the Kyoto Protocol on the agricultural sector.

Roger R. Larson from the Canadian Fertilizer Institute and Weldon Newton from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture made statements and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 10:45 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Bibiane Ouellette

Clerk of the Committee