The Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec (FPPQ) congratulates Pierre Corbeil on his appointment as Québec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

LONGUEUIL, QC, Feb. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - The Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec (FPPQ) is delighted with the appointment of Pierre Corbeil as the new Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

With this appointment, the government is sending a message that agriculture - an important economic sector in Quebec - has been made a priority. "We're very pleased that a person with the much-needed experience and skills to meet the many challenges we face has been appointed to this position," said FPPQ president Jean-Guy Vincent. "We wish to congratulate Mr. Corbeil on his appointment. I'm convinced that agriculture - especially the pork industry - will benefit from his knowledge and experience. We welcome his appointment and look forward to working with him," he added.

About the FPPQ
The Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec represents the interests of 3900 pork producers in 12 regional syndicates. Quebec's pork producers raise over 7.5 million hogs per year and generate economic benefits amounting to over $1.5 billion across the province. The pork industry in Quebec employs some 24,000 people and exports 60% of its products to more than 75 countries. www.leporcduquebec.com

 


SOURCE FEDERATION DES PRODUCTEURS DE PORCS DU QUEBEC

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Source:   Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec
Information:    Stéphanie Fortin
Public Affairs Advisor
Fédération des producteurs de porcs du Québec
Telephone: 450-679-0540, extension 8542
Email: sfortin@upa.qc.ca

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