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Grain Growers of Canada welcomes new Cabinet


October 26, 2021
By Bakers Journal

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Ottawa – The Grain Growers of Canada has congratuled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the appointment of the new Cabinet announced Oct. 26.

“We are pleased to see that the Minister with whom we have worked most closely in the past several years – Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Marie-Claude Bibeau – will continue to serve the sector,” the GGC said in a news release.

“It’s good news for our industry that several of the key ministers we have been working with will remain in place for this parliamentary session,” said GGC Board Chair Andre Harpe. “We will leverage our existing relationships with these strong leaders and federal allies to continue the important work we have been doing on behalf of our members.”

“This is a critical time for our industry, as we address ongoing issues that affect Canadian grain farmers as well as new issues stemming from the impact of this year’s drought,” said GGC board first vice-chair William Van Tassel. “We look forward to our ongoing engagement with Minister Bibeau and other key Ministers, like the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, to best position our industry to capitalize on its growth potential, and help drive Canada’s post-pandemic recovery.”

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GGC is also looking forward to establishing relationships with new Ministers in key portfolios. “One of the major priorities for our federal government in the next session of parliament will be establishing aggressive plans to meet Canada’s climate goals,” says GGC board second vice-chair Brendan Phillips. “We look forward to working with Minister Guilbeault on engaging farmers as allies in related initiatives.”


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