The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) is congratulating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and welcoming the Liberal party back into office.

“The Canadian Agriculture sector can be a powerful economic engine for Canada's recovery and an impactful ally in the fight against climate change. Food production must be a key priority for the government, regardless of political ideology. CFA looks forward to working with all parties to help the Canadian Agriculture sector thrive, and help deliver these benefits to all Canadians,” said CFA President Mary Robinson. “We also welcome all new Members of Parliament and those returning. We look forward to working with them to help raise the profile of Canadian Agriculture and generate greater awareness regarding the critical role Canadian Agriculture plays, economically, environmentally and socially."

The CFA says it will be looking to sit down as soon as possible with the new government and new members of parliament to begin work on various top priorities, including, mitigating and adapting to climate change, putting in place a comprehensive labour strategy for Canadian Agriculture and agri-food; ensuring that trade disruptions are rectified; improving risk management programs for Canadian farms and working towards environment policy that supports a thriving and sustainable agriculture sector.

“We have many Canadian Agriculture issues that require swift and thoughtful political oversight – ranging from the drought relief in the west to infrastructure investments in rural Canada. We hope that this new government will ensure that our sector is a top priority," added Robinson.