Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry will be visiting the Island capital Monday to present their recommendations on how Canada’s value-added sector can be more competitive in global markets.

Since February 2018, the committee held public hearings and travelled across Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia to study the country’s value-added sector. The committee, chaired by Island independent Senator Diane Griffin, will be making recommendation on how government can encourage a more competitive environment for Canada’s food and drink processing sector globally.

Senator Griffin will be chairing a news conference at 10 a.m. in Room 246 of the Culinary Institute. She will be joined by fellow committee members Terry M. Mercer and Jean-Guy Dagenais, as well as Dr. Tim McRoberts, Director, Canada’s Smartest Kitchen.

Senate reports are usually released in Ottawa but Senator Griffin has decided to return to her home turf to unveil the document.

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