Agriculture and Forestry – October 18, 2011

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Agriculture and Forestry – October 18, 2011

Appearances: David Wiens, Jacques Laforge

Committee members continue their study of research and innovation in the agricultural sector.

David Wiens (the vice president of Dairy Farmers of Canada) and Jacques Laforge (the former president of Dairy Farmers Canada, appearing as an individual) testify before the committee. Mr. Wiens and Mr. Laforge discuss the various roles of Dairy Farmers of Canada, which include developing new domestic and international markets, improving food diversity and security, and enhancing environmental sustainability. The witnesses are questioned by committee members Percy Mockler (the chair of the committee), Michel Rivard (Conservative), Terry Mercer (Liberal), Mike Duffy (Conservative), Joyce Fairbairn (Liberal), and Fernand Robichaud (Liberal).