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Agriculture committee  My pleasure.

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  What I was trying to say is that animal welfare is front and centre for all consumers, both domestic and international. If you don't follow what is happening in the international scene, then I think we don't have that tool to negotiate market access. We need to bring ourselves to

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  The humane transport regulations have been 10 years in the making. We have been working on them. The last time these regulations were put in place was in the seventies, so we wanted to modernize them. We know there's a study going on, but we looked at all of the current studies a

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  Thank you.

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  No problem. I'm sorry, but could you give me the question again?

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  As you know, we've been working at it for some time now. At the forum we had in Ottawa, we wanted to raise global awareness in addition to being prepared in Canada and the U.S. to try to prevent this infection from coming here. We also wanted to make sure the region of the Americ

June 6th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  The problem has to do with certain exports, and it's about labelling. The labels were on the boxes, not the products. We are working with Chinese authorities now. Our people on the ground at the Canadian embassy are working with people over there to fix the problem.

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  There was no change. We export a lot, and things always happen. This isn't the first time this has come up. This kind of thing happens, and we take steps to fix it.

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  As the CVO and the VP of science, I do engage with the faculties of agriculture and veterinary medicine quite often, but more so on this. One, we wanted to raise awareness with everybody. We've never had this disease in Canada. We developed training materials that we shared with

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  Thank you for the question. We are working with various stakeholders on the wild pig issue. We are raising everyone's awareness about the tremendous importance of biosecurity. We don't want wild pigs to come into contact with domestic pigs. Preventing that contact is what will p

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  As was mentioned before, we're working very closely with our U.S. counterpart, looking at what they're doing and what we are doing. They are moving ahead with the surveillance program. We are also looking at what our surveillance program in Canada is going to look like. As John m

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  I just want to highlight the collaboration and partnership among the various stakeholders, including industry, provinces, the federal government, CBSA and also the U.S. and others internationally. They are very willing to contribute work. We started working on this last July and

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  The OIE develops standards with the member countries. Canada is a very active participant in developing those standards. Zoning is one, and compartmentalization is another one. Once the standards are developed by the OIE, then it's up to the member countries to implement them an

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal

Agriculture committee  Europe is living this. We have seen examples of their being very co-operative. Then Japan is sitting in the middle of all this happening, with China, Vietnam, and now Hong Kong recently, and even Mongolia. It's spreading like fire. Japan is working very closely with us. They are

May 16th, 2019Committee meeting

Dr. Jaspinder Komal