OTTAWA, June 22, 2023 – Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers welcome the 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. Dairy Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers would like to thank the Members of Parliament who supported this critical piece of legislation.
We now call on all Senators to show their support for Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg farmers and the millions of Canadians who value fresh, local, made-in-Canada food items by ensuring Bill C-282’s passage in the Senate and into law. This Bill, carefully studied by the House of Commons Standing Committee of International Trade, would safeguard the sustainability of Canadian dairy, poultry, and egg production by preventing further market access concessions in future trade agreements. 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.
Supply management ensures Canadian dairy, poultry and egg farmers can continue to feed our country with sustainably produced, local, high-quality food now and into the future.
Dairy Farmers of Canada, Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers are the voice of farmers in Canada’s dairy, poultry and egg sectors. We are a stabilizing force in rural Canada and a part of Canada’s economic solution, contributing $30.1 billion to the GDP and supporting over 339,000 jobs across Canada.