OTTAWA, Ontario — The Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Foods, Lawrence MacAulay announced on Oct. 29 that a new working group would be formed between the government and poultry and egg farmers and processors from around the country.  

The working group will collaborate to develop strategies to support farmers and processors during the transition to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The group will also discuss support to reflect the impact of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

"This working group will ensure the voices of the hardworking men and women who are building and growing our farm businesses are heard and reflected, as we develop a path forward to ensure our poultry and egg sectors remain strong and competitive well into the future,” MacAulay said. “Together, we will make sure our industries are well-positioned to thrive."

Along with trade agreement discussions, the working group will help the poultry and egg sectors develop jobs and economic growth strategies for future. Financial experts and academic leaders will also be brought in when necessary according to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.