Media Advisory: Farm leaders to meet with Canada’s agriculture ministers at annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable

July 12, 2018 – Economic strategy will be a key discussion topic as Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) board directors meet with Canada’s agriculture ministers next week in Vancouver, BC.

CFA’s annual Industry-Government FPT Roundtable, set for July 18th, brings industry leaders together with elected officials and executives from agriculture ministries across the country.

Leading up to the roundtable, the CFA board will gather to examine a range of issues and advocacy priorities in advance of the ministers’ annual Federal-Provincial-Territorial meeting scheduled for later that week. Priorities will include international trade, Business Risk Management programs and public trust in Canada’s food system. These events are presented in partnership with the BC Agriculture Council.

WHAT: Industry-Government FPT Roundtable, hosted by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.The event is closed to media but CFA executives will be available to offer media comment once the meeting concludes.

WHO:  Interview opportunities with:

– Ron Bonnett, CFA President

– Norm Hall, CFA 1st Vice-President

– Marcel Groleau, CFA 2nd Vice-President

– Stan Vander Waal, CFA board director and President, BC Agriculture Council

WHEN:  Wed., July 18, 6:10 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT

WHERE: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, 1128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5 (Lonsdale Room)

Phone interviews may also be arranged.

Media contact:

Janice Hall
CFA Director of Communications
Phone: 613-236-3633 ext. 2322 or 613-883-5859 (mobile)