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Agriculture committee  No, not as far as processing is concerned. That applies mainly to farm workers. It's another program that covers those who work in processing, and I know many companies are still waiting on those workers. Bear in mind that, once they do arrive, they have to go into quarantine fo

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Dimitri Fraeys

Agriculture committee  With respect to labour, we're certainly realizing that we are competing. What we asked the government to do is adjust the programs so that students can go to work in the fields or at the plants, mainly for the summer. When harvesting starts, the demand for workers at plants is g

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Dimitri Fraeys

Agriculture committee  Prior to the $20 million that was announced, yes, some plants were not operating at capacity. I will say that things have been a lot better in the past two or three weeks. The crux of the issue, however, is that some inspectors are afraid to go into the plants, and that can sign

May 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Dimitri Fraeys