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1999 September and November Report of the Auditor General of Canada

September and November 1999 Report—Chapter 24

Exhibit 24.1—Minister's and Provincial Council Chairs' Comments

What the Minister said: "I am pleased that industry groups have so enthusiastically pooled their expertise and experience to form these councils. This groundbreaking initiative demonstrates how producer organizations are determined to take charge of their future and to build a more innovative and prosperous rural economy."

What two councils said: "This council represents a unique partnership based on the belief that farm and rural organizations have the knowledge and ability to help determine the most effective allocation of government funds."

"The council was established by all rural industry players to facilitate adaptation to the new realities and challenges ahead, thereby fostering a dynamic approach within agriculture in the province."