Chicken Farmers of Canada Salute New Cabinet

OTTAWA, May 19 /CNW/ - Chicken Farmers of Canada salutes the Prime Minister's reappointment of the Honourable Gerry Ritz as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

"On behalf of CFC, I want to congratulate Minister Ritz on his reappointment to the Agriculture portfolio," said David Fuller, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Canada. "CFC welcomes the opportunity to work again with Minister Ritz on the issues that impact Canada's chicken industry. We look forward to working with the Minister and his staff at AAFC, CFIA and FPCC and we can't wait to write the next chapter in our growing success story."

CFC looks forward to working with the federal government on its strong defence of supply management in multilateral and bilateral discussions, such as CETA and the WTO as well as on issues of food safety, research, risk management and animal care.

CFC also applauds the appointment of the Honourable Ed Fast as Minister of International Trade as well as the appointment of Honourable Christian Paradis as Minister of Industry, in addition to resuming his responsibilities as Minister of State for Agriculture, and the reappointment of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq as Minister of Health.


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