Dairy Farmers of Canada comments on Fall Economic Statement
The government announced a broad financial envelope for compensation for producers in supply-managed sectors for the impacts of CUSMA.
November 3, 2022 (Ottawa) – Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Hon. Chrystia Freeland, delivered the federal government’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement (FES). In it, the government announced a broad financial envelope for compensation for producers in supply-managed sectors for the impacts of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). The government also commits to providing additional details in the coming weeks.
Dairy Farmers of Canada’s President, Pierre Lampron, offered the following statement in response:
“We have had good discussions with the government, and through this engagement, we believe they have a good understanding of the impact of CUSMA on our industry. We remain optimistic that when the details of the compensation are announced, they will be full and fair.”
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About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national policy, lobbying and promotional organization representing the nearly 10,000 dairy farms from coast to coast. DFC advocates for public policy that supports the long-term viability of the dairy sector. DFC also works to promote nutritious 100% Canadian dairy and build awareness of our farmers’ high standards in areas like milk quality, food safety, animal care and sustainability.
Lucie Boileau, Director of Communications,
Dairy Farmers of Canada
[email protected] / 613-220-1724