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Canadian pork producers were on hand this afternoon to hear Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau speak about the efforts put forth by the federal government to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from entering Canada. Minister Bibeau also announced new funding for detector dogs at Canadian international airports.
Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced new funding of up to $31 million to increase the number of detector dogs at Canadian airports to help prevent illegally imported meat products from entering into Canada.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is currently monitoring the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in parts of Asia and Europe. This is a serious and deadly disease affecting pigs in which there is no vaccine or cure.
Canadian pork producers coast to coast were pleased to learn that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) legislation has been introduced in the House of Commons today. The implementation bill introduced by Minister Champagne follows his tabling of the full text of the agreement on May 23, 2018.