On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Members of Parliament Michael Chong and Harold Albrecht today announced an investment of $183, 929 to help ensure the safe transportation of livestock and poultry.
“Our Government is proud to support industry-led initiatives that help to ensure the welfare of farm animals in Canada,” said Chong. “The transportation of farm animals is a regular part of everyday farming across the country and ensuring that it is done in a humane and safe way is a top priority.”
The support will allow the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) to develop an online driver training and driver verification system.
“Enabling the development of the Canadian Livestock Transport online platform will not only increase the number of CLT trained transporters but it will also allow the industry to develop and effectively deliver other educational programs as well,” said Mark Beaven, executive director, CAHC.
The investment is being made through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriMarketing Program under Growing Forward 2.