CCA supports government investment in inter-provincial trade

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) fully supports the Government of Canada’s announcement today that it will invest up to $3 million for a series of pilot projects aimed at facilitating inter-provincial trade.

As the domestic market is Canada’s biggest market, removing any barriers to improved trade is a worthy undertaking, said CCA President Travis Toews. Indeed one of the CCA’s principles is free and competitive trade both internationally and inter-provincially.

“Increasing opportunities for provincially-inspected processing plants will increase demand and competition for Canadian cattle, particularly in regions which are not in close proximity to Federal plants,” Toews said.

The announcement follows a promise made at the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Agriculture Ministers’ meeting in July.