Canadian Meat Council Welcomes Commitments in 2018 Budget

The Canadian Meat Council says allocations outlined in the 2018 federal budget show the Government of Canada is committed to expanded international trade. The 2018 budget, tabled Tuesday, includes a 75 million dollar commitment over the next five years to increase the number of Diplomats and Trade Commissioners in China and Asia and 16 million over the next three years to strengthen food safety systems. On the issue of trade, Canadian Meat Council Communications Manager Marcus Mattinson says increasing the number of diplomats and trade commissioners is an encouraging sign that the government is serious about expanding trade.