OTTAWA, June 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Canadian dairy, poultry and egg farmers
applaud the Federal Government's continued support for supply
management, which was clearly reinforced in the Speech from the Throne
on June 3rd.
In the Speech, which sets out the broad goals and directions of the
Government in the 41st Parliament, the Government commits that, "In all
international forums and bilateral negotiations, our Government will
continue to stand up for Canadian farmers and industries by defending
This follows a similar pledge by the Conservative Party of Canada in the
recent federal election campaign.
"Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during the election that a
re-elected Conservative government would continue to resolutely defend
the supply-management system," said David Fuller, Chair of Chicken
Farmers of Canada. "We applaud the Government for following through on
their commitment in the Speech from the Throne."
"Canadian dairy, poultry and egg farmers greatly appreciate the
Government's strong and ongoing support for supply management,
particularly in the context of international trade negotiations," said
Jack Greydanus, Chair of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers.
Added Turkey Farmers of Canada Chair, Mark Davies, "With this clear
mandate and the significant recognition in the Speech from the Throne,
our producers can continue to be reassured that the Government will
deliver on its commitments."
SOURCE Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC)
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