The Canadian Federation of Agriculture congratulates Bernadette Jordan on her new role as Minister of Rural Economic Development. We also want to thank the Canadian Government for creating this new Ministerial position, which clearly demonstrates the importance of our rural communities and its businesses. As a rural-based industry, the competitiveness of Canada’s agri-food industry is intimately connected to the vibrancy of rural communities and critically important to Canada’s economic growth.
Ron Bonnett, President of the CFA noted that “We look forward to working with Minister Jordan and discussing the CFA’s key rural priorities which include introducing long-term, predictable infrastructure funding with provisions to address the full breadth of rural and agricultural infrastructure needs, including transportation bottlenecks, access to clean water and wastewater treatment, infrastructure that leverages on-farm renewable energy production and enables access to natural gas, and access to modern, affordable high-speed internet.”
The CFA looks forward to working with Minister Jordan and her team on rural opportunities in a collaborative and effective manner moving forward.
Founded in 1935 to provide Canada’s farmers with a united voice in Ottawa, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture is the country’s largest general farm organization. Its members include provincial general farm organizations, as well as national and inter-provincial commodity organizations. Through its members, CFA represents nearly 200,000 Canadian farmers and farm families.