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October 24, 2018 - OTTAWA Friends of the Canadian pork industry gathered last night to celebrate the success of the pork producers after a full day of meeting addressing opportunities and key files for the future of the industry.
Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay joined producers and shared his appreciation of their hard work and the important impact of the pork industry as a powerhouse of the economy. Minister MacAulay acknowledged the hardship of producers in supporting the different aspects of the business.
Canadian Pork Council Chairman Rick Bergmann made sure to highlight the work of CPC’s Board of Directors who give their time to do what they can to advance and better the pork sector, and in turn, the Canadian economy.
“ We appreciate the Minister sharing our pride in seeing our pork in countries all over the world and maintaining the relationships and agreements that allow us to expand the industry” adds Mr. Bergmann.
This reception allowed members of parliament and their teams to network directly with producers and get a better understanding of issues and policies that impact their work and their contribution to the Canadian economy. Senior department officials from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, as well as industry allies and a number of embassy representatives were also on hand to network and learn from producers and industry representatives present.
The Canadian Pork Council is the national voice for hog producers in Canada. A federation of nine provincial pork industry associations representing 7,000 farms, the organization advances, promotes and protects the excellence of Canadian pork production.
Gary Stordy - Director, Government and Corporate Affairs
Canadian Pork Council
613 236-9239 ext. 277