Agriculture and Forestry – March 10, 2015

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Agriculture and Forestry – March 10, 2015

Senators continue to examine International market access priorities for the Canadian agricultural and agri-food sector. Jan H. Westcott (president and CEO) and CJ Hélie (executive vice president) from Spirits Canada and Beth McMahon (vice-president, government and public affairs) and Dan Paszkowski (president) of the Canadian Vintners Association discuss how provincial protectionist alcohol measures designed to assist and protect local producers are impacting international trade. Christopher Kyte (president) of the Food Processors of Canada, Rory McAlpine (senior vice president of government and industry relations) from Maple Leaf Foods discuss 2014 trade figures and provide a few suggestions on how to improve international exports.
(March 10, 2015)