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Agriculture committee  You mentioned the free trade agreements. In fact, the CPTPP is in force, but there are no imports related to our products yet. The new agreement with the United States will come into effect on July 1. It is important that the tariff rate quotas that will be granted under these ag

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Michel Laurin

Agriculture committee  We don't have one. As a result of negotiating these agreements, we were promised programs. In a working group that we had participated in, a number of ideas were exchanged. We had two main demands. The first was to have a program that would facilitate the modernization of the pla

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Michel Laurin

Agriculture committee  I would just add one more point that we put forward to the government. Several of our members began, as early as late February and early March, to put up plexiglass screens to separate employees as a security measure. We were told that expenses would only be eligible if they were

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Michel Laurin

Agriculture committee  Good afternoon, Mr. Chair and members of the committee. My name is Jean-Michel Laurin, and I'm president and CEO of the Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council, CPEPC, or CCTOV in French. I'm joined today by our board chair, Mr. Joël Cormier, who is also senior vice-presiden

May 29th, 2020Committee meeting

Jean-Michel Laurin