October 26, 2021
The Agriculture Carbon Alliance (ACA) welcomes the appointment of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Cabinet earlier today.
“As a national coalition of industry-wide farm organizations focused on ensuring that Canadian farmers’ sustainable practices are recognized, we look forward to working with the new Cabinet. It is imperative that environmental policies are developed in collaboration with industry, so that farmers remain competitive domestically and globally, and the latest innovations and best practices can be utilized to continue to properly steward our resources,” says Dave Carey, Co-Chair of ACA.
ACA congratulates Marie-Claude Bibeau on her reappointment as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Steven Guilbeault on his appointment as Minister of Environment and Climate Change. ACA members look forward to continuing working with them and their teams on farmers’ policy priorities as they relate to the intersection of agricultural and environmental policy.
“Moving into a new parliamentary session, it will be critical to engage all parliamentarians on the opportunities Canadian agriculture presents as both a driver of the Canadian economy and an environmental solutions provider,” says Scott Ross, Co-Chair of ACA. “This requires policies that enable producers to remain competitive and continue to contribute to Canada’s economy, while providing tools that leverage their capacity to lower emissions and sequester carbon. We look forward to working with the new Cabinet on these initiatives.”
ACA is a national coalition of 14 farm organizations committed to meaningful and collaborative dialogue with the federal government around carbon pricing. Our membership encompasses all major agriculture commodities and represents more than 190,000 farm businesses, generating more than $70 billion in farm cash receipts in 2020. Canada’s farmers are the heart of an agri-food value chain contributing more than $140 billion annually and providing 1 in 8 Canadian jobs.
To date, our members include Canadian Canola Growers Association, Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Grain Growers of Canada, Canadian Pork Council, Egg Farmers of Canada, Chicken Farmers of Canada, Turkey Farmers of Canada, Canadian Horticultural Council, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, Canadian Forage and Grassland Association, National Sheep Network, National Cattle Feeders’ Association, and Dairy Farmers of Canada.