Ag ministers to hold re-scheduled FPT meeting in Guelph


The re-scheduled date has been set for a two-day meeting of federal, provincial, and territorial agriculture ministers at Guelph, Ontario, following Marie-Claude Bibeau’s reappointment to the federal cabinet as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

The meeting was originally slated to be held in September, but was postponed due to the federal election campaign.

The ministers will now be meeting November 9 and 10, confirmed Bibeau, in an interview with RealAgriculture recorded on Friday.

“Some of us will be there in-person, others will be joining virtually,” she said. “But we will spend two days together to go across all our priorities, working also on the next Canadian partnership agreement, which will be for the cycle from 2023 to 2028.”

Guelph was originally supposed to host the 2020 federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) annual meeting, but that meeting was postponed due to COVID-19, and then later held virtually. The ministers last met virtually in mid-July, where the focus was on how to respond to the drought and wildfires in Western Canada.

Stay tuned for the entire interview with Minister Bibeau on RealAgriculture and RealAg Radio.

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