New Chair of Farm Products Council of Canada

CANADA - Poultry and egg farming organisations have welcomed Laurent Pellerin's appointment as the chair of Farm Products Council of Canada.
calendar icon 20 May 2010
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Canada's four national poultry agencies say they are pleased to welcome Laurent Pellerin, a Quebec farmer and strong supporter of Canadian agriculture, as the new Chair of the Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC).

Gyslain Loyer, Chair of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, commented: "Mr Pellerin brings to Council a wealth of experience working on behalf of farmers across a large number of sectors through his recent tenure as President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). This will prove a valuable asset to stakeholders in our sector."

As the President of the CFA, and before that, of the Union des producteurs agricoles in Quebec, Mr Pellerin has travelled across Canada and represented Canadian agriculture around the globe.

Laurent Souligny, Chair of Egg Farmers of Canada, said: "We thank Minister Ritz for making this appointment as Mr Pellerin is extremely knowledgeable of the agriculture sector. We look forward to working with him."

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