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Agriculture committee  Thanks. I did have the chance to watch Mr. Brock's testimony. I think what we're asking for is a technical working group laser-focused on AgriStability. As opposed to looking at everything broadly, let's have a group that can really dive into how AgriStability is or is not work

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dave Carey

Agriculture committee  I would just add that it's an opportunity to make sure that we're not having this conversation again and to make sure that the suite of programs works for farmers and for producers. We need an open and collaborative manner, one where we can feed our input into it and have a dialo

June 19th, 2020Committee meeting

Dave Carey

Agriculture committee  We are one of 36 administrators of the federal government's advance payments program. CCGA is by far the largest, doing over 60% of the dollar value. There have been delays. We weren't prepared for the new creditworthiness measures that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada put in p

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Dave Carey

Agriculture committee  Thanks for your comment. We estimate that it would be about 1.3 million tonnes, which would be evaluated at over $1 billion, should the clean fuel standard be moved to 5% for biodiesel and for which canola is arguably the best feedstock. It burns approximately 90% cleaner than

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Dave Carey

Agriculture committee  Thank you for the question. We have certainly seen China take a strong approach to trade, and doing what it feels is in its best interests of late. I know that in March there was ongoing dialogue between the Canadian government and the Chinese government. The recent court decisi

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Dave Carey

Agriculture committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair, for the invitation to appear before your committee today on your study on the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It's a pleasure to be here on behalf of Canada's 43,000 canola farmers. CCGA represents canola farmers from Ontario to British Columbia

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Dave Carey

International Trade committee  Sure. I think that trade diversification is key. I think that with the U.S. and China representing so much of our exports, looking towards Mexico to increase.... We were at about $782 million in 2018. So I think a newly invigorated NAFTA is a good thing—CUSMA. I think the key i

February 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Dave Carey