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New campaign urges the federal Government to defend Canada’s science-based standards in international meat industry

Reference: Canadian Cattle Association

The meat sector relies on trade and has historically always been a proponent of Canada’s trade agreements. However, we need to stand up for a fair deal for our farmers and the entire meat industry that is currently being given a bad deal. The Canadian beef and pork industry is asking producers, packers, and supporters of the sector to stand with us by joining this campaign “” and voicing their concerns with their Member of Parliament.


“Beef farmers and ranchers produce the highest quality beef, with superior food safety standards and we will not lower our standards for any trade deal. The CPTPP sets a high standard for progressive trade and the deal proposed with the UK would set a dangerous precedent for future countries looking to join.”
-Nathan Phinney, President of the Canadian Cattle Association

“The world-class standards of Canada’s red meat sector have set benchmarks across the industry. Not only will this deal hurt the pockets of Canadian meat processors, and farmers, it additionally puts consumers at risk by deprioritizing scientific-based controls and lowering the bar for international regulations.”
-Chris White, President and CEO of the Canadian Meat Council

“Trade is essential to the long-term sustainability of the beef sector and Canada needs and deserves fair and reciprocal access to the UK.”
-Will Lowe, Chair of the National Cattle Feeders’ Association

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