The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has clearly outlined three key issues prior to the October 21 federal election. Reuters economics reporter Kelsey Johnson will moderate the debate focused on economic growth, food security and environmental stewardship.
From a farmer’s perspective, the agriculture and agri-food sector employs 2.3 million Canadians – one in eight jobs. Contributing more than $140 billion in GDP each year, agriculture is the nation’s second largest employer.
From a consumer’s perspective, about 10 per cent of take-home pay is spent on food. How the food chain works to meet consumer needs is an important part of the conversation.
Leaders from the four main federal parties will debate the challenging issues that face Canadian farmers and food processors.Source : CFA