Canadian Poultry Magazine

Poultry industry welcomes passage of Bill C-282 in House of Commons

By Canadian Poultry magazine   

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Senators will now weigh in on legislation intended to safeguard supply managed industries.

Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers are welcoming the recent passage of Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act (supply management) in the House of Commons.

The bill is intended to safeguard supply managed sectors by preventing further market access concessions in future trade agreements

Dairy Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers released a joint statement thanking the Members of Parliament who supported the piece of legislation.

They are now calling on the senate pass the bill into law.

“Enacting Bill C-282 into law will not only strengthen and protect Canada’s essential system of supply management; it will present the opportunity to champion growth within Canada’s agricultural sector, and support thousands of jobs and economic activity across our country,” says a press release from the poultry organizations.

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