Canadian Poultry Magazine

Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg farmers support Bill C-282

By Canadian Poultry magazine   

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Bill would safeguard supply managed industries from further trade concessions.

Canada’s dairy, poultry, and egg farmers welcomed the reintroduction of Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act (supply management (previously Bill C-216).

This Bill would safeguard the sustainability of Canadian dairy, poultry, and egg production by preventing further market access concessions in future trade agreements, industry associations said in a joint press release.

Bill C-282 is needed, they say, considering recent trade agreements that have granted a portion of Canada’s supply managed market to be produced outside the country.

These have removed opportunities for Canadian farmers, processors, and other members in the value chain, the organizations noted.

“Canada has demonstrated in the past that it can enter into trade agreements while preserving supply management, and we are confident that it will continue to do so with the implementation of Bill C-282,” the organizations said.

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