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Government of Canada supports meat sector in growing export markets

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Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament – St. Catharines, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of up to $1,072,335 to the Canadian Meat Council (CMC) under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriMarketing program, while attending the 99th Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This funding will help Canada’s strong and prosperous meat industry accommodate growing demands here and around the world. 
In collaboration with the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the Canada Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), this investment will help the Canadian Meat Council undertake such activities as inspection visits by international officials to ensure that Canadian facilities meet food safety requirements.  It will help build relationships with foreign industry partners, and also provide timely information and expertise for global trade missions. Increasing markets will benefit Canadian producers and processors and provide an avenue to maximize the value of pork and beef products.