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Finance committee  Mr. Julian, that's a very good question. We haven't seen yet the impact of the CPTPP on farmers. That being said, we're already in year three of that trade agreement. We expect that when product comes in, it will have a significant impact on our industry because millions of kilo

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Laliberté

Finance committee  That's another good question. In the chicken industry, we have not faced that yet. As our chair, Benoît Fontaine, expressed, the risk of depopulation is high. We've seen a few plant closures in Ontario and B.C.—particularly in B.C.—where there was a risk of depopulation because t

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Laliberté

Finance committee  Absolutely. I think the processing capacity in Canada pre-pandemic was adequate. Obviously, with this pandemic and the processing plants slowing down their slaughter lines, space and capacity in their plants and so forth, it has created a slowdown in processing capacity.

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Laliberté

Finance committee  Good afternoon. Thank you for the question. I'm not sure if Mr. Fontaine is available. Typically.... Oh, there you go. Mr. Fontaine, do you want to answer the question? I think you're better suited, as a farmer, than I am.

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Laliberté

Finance committee  Typically, in terms of making it to market from when the birds get to the farmers, it's about 35 or 36 days, so in terms of planning, you are looking at six to eight weeks, depending on the size of the bird you want to bring to market. If you want to bring a heavy roaster, you ne

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Laliberté

Agriculture committee  Certainly, Mr. Fontaine. I think you've already provided a good overview. AgriRecovery helps chicken farmers when they have to depopulate poultry houses. So far, we've been lucky in that we haven't needed to euthanize any chickens, thanks to the efforts of farmers and producers

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Laliberté

Agriculture committee  Ontario is the only province that gave us confirmation that it launched AgriRecovery. We've spoken to our partners in all the provinces, and they will be making the request provincially. Thus far, I'm not sure whether the request has been made to the federal government.

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Michael Laliberté