A local MP will take on a new role to battle trade issues facing agriculture.
Earl Dreeshen, Red Deer – Mountain View MP, was named to the House of Commons Committee on Agriculture Wednesday.
Dreeshen previously served on the International Trade Committee.
“As one of the few places in the world that produces more food than we eat – international trade agreements are vital to the continued success of the agriculture industry in Canada,” Dreeshen said.
“We have some of the best products and the most effective processes in the world. Expanding markets for these products should be a priority for our federal government.”
Dreeshen will work alongside Luc Berthold, opposition shadow minister, and John Barlow, associate critic for agriculture and agribusiness.
Dreeshen said he hopes to see a continued focus on agricultural education by showing an increasingly urbanized society the role of agriculture.
“Our main goal as opposition members in this committee is to make sure the Agriculture community gets the support they need,” said Dreeshen.