With the federal election right around the corner, do you know where party candidates stand on the big issues facing agriculture today? Watch the National Agriculture Leaders’ Debate, hosted by the CFA, on Tuesday, Sept. 24th and find out!

Agriculture and agri-food are facing some big challenges, from trade barriers to food security to labour shortages. The question is – what will Canada’s leadership do to ensure the long-term success of the industry? 

To help give voters an answer that question, the CFA (Canadian Federation of Agriculture) will be hosting a debate with four national agriculture leaders. Tune in to hear them debate the issues and present their respective party's platforms relating to agriculture. The debate will be moderated by Kelsey Johnson, a Reuters economics reporter and former iPolitics agriculture reporter.

Scheduled to debate:

  • Marie-Claude Bibeau (Liberal), Minister of Agriculture and Food
  • Luc Berthold (Conservative), MP for Mégantic-L'Érable, Opposition Agriculture Critic
  • Alistair MacGregor (NDP), MP for Cowichan-Malahat-Langford, NDP Agriculture Critic
  • Kate Storey (Green), farmer and Green Party candidate in Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa

Watch the event live in both official languages on CFA’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on Sept. 24, starting at 7:00 p.m. EST. Click here to view the debate on YouTube.


What topic do you hope to see addressed during the leadership debate? Tweet us at @CdnAgRetail and let us know! #agdebate

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