CCA Statement on Cabinet selections

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) would like to extend congratulations to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and offer its support for the Cabinet Ministry announced this morning in Ottawa.

First and foremost, the CCA is pleased that Ministers Gerry Ritz and Ed Fast are to remain at their respective helms at Agriculture and Agri-Food and International Trade.

The CCA has worked closely with Ministers Ritz and Fast on issues of high priority for Canada’s beef cattle industry including improving competitiveness and working to eliminate unfair trade barriers. The CCA congratulates Ministers Ritz and Fast and looks forward to continuing to work with them on files of extreme importance like the U.S. mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling dispute, completion of a Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement and creating new access to Japan and Korea.