CCA Statement: Canada’s Beef Sector Comments on Federal Election 2019 Results

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Source: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) congratulates all federal parties and the dedicated volunteers and staff on a hard-fought election campaign. The results are in and Canada has elected a Liberal Minority Government: 157 seats (+/-) for Liberal Party of Canada, 121 seats (+/-) for Conservative Party of Canada, 24 seats (+/-) for New Democrat Party of Canada, 32 seats (+/-) for Bloc Quebecois, 3 seats (+/-) for Green Party of Canada and 1 seat to Independent Jody Wilson-Raybould. As an organization, the CCA does not take a position on any one party and we look forward to working with parliamentarians from all parties to focus on the priorities of Canada’s beef sector.

During the election, CCA reached out to each party through an election survey and found, at minimum, alignment on a few policy objectives including, trade, labour, BRM, and regulatory burdens. Producers who have not had a chance to read the parties’ full responses are encouraged to do so on the CCA website. CCA staff and elected officials will strategically meet with re-elected MPs who know our issues well, as well as with new MPs both rural and urban, to ensure that key decision makers are aware of the beef sector’s positive contribution to Canada on the economic, environment and social fronts.

Now that the campaign has concluded, CCA looks forward to the naming of new Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary Committee assignments, and setting up meetings with Parliamentarians as soon as possible to make progress on issues that matter to beef producers.

Before the campaign, CCA put together a Federal Election Document, highlighting priorities of Canada’s beef sector, which can be viewed here. We look forward to working with all MPs to pursue these recommendations through the 43rd Parliament.

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