Chicken Farmers of Canada Welcomes New Government



    OTTAWA, Oct. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada (CFC) welcomes
the Prime Minister's reappointment of the Honourable Gerry Ritz, PC, MP, as
Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian
Wheat Board.
    "On behalf of CFC, I would like to congratulate Minister Ritz on his
reappointment as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food," said David Fuller,
Chairman of Chicken Farmers of Canada, "Given the critical times ahead for
Canada's chicken industry at the WTO, we are reassured by the fact that the
Minister has been directly involved in the negotiations, knows the players and
issues involved, and will continue to stand up for a balanced trade position
that makes sense for Canada."
    In addition, CFC welcomes the Honourable Stockwell Day as Minister of
International Trade and the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn as Minister of
State (Agriculture). Both are experienced ministers and we look forward to
meeting with them to discuss the critical issues at stake for our industry.
    "We look forward to working with each of these Ministers, and indeed with
all Members of Parliament to support the three pillars of supply management
and ensure that all stakeholders in the Canadian chicken industry can continue
to invest with confidence in a sustainable and successful future," said
Mr. Fuller.




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