Farmer representatives and members of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Quebec Farmers’ Association, L’Union des cultivateurs franco-ontariens and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture hosted their annual Hill Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 12 on Parliament Hill. The Hill Lobby Day provided an opportunity for Ontario and Canadian farmer representatives and members to interact and discuss key agriculture and agri-food priorities with Members of Parliament, including Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Minister MacAulay addressed the attendees and spoke about the value of the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector.
Key issues and priorities that were discussed throughout the day included business risk management programs, Canadian food policy, investments in agriculture & agri-food and market access opportunities.