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Ontario to host 2016 Tri-National Agricultural Accord Meeting

Nov. 16, 2015 – Ontario will host the 2016 Tri-National Agricultural Accord annual meeting of agricultural officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States from Sept. 6-8 in Niagara Falls. 

The Tri-National Agricultural Accord is a longstanding commitment among the three countries to work collaboratively on agricultural trade and development issues. It serves as a model to encourage a higher level of dialogue and understanding between neighbours and contributes to coordinated actions to address future risks and growth for the sector.

Hosting the 2016 Tri-National Agricultural Accord will provide Ontario with a platform to advocate for and demonstrate leadership on market access and trade, regulatory co-operation, and science and technology.

At the 2015 meeting, in Guadalajara, the Canadian delegation was led by Arthur Potts, parliamentary assistant to Jeff Leal, the Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Attendance at the meeting allowed the province to showcase its agri-food sector and highlighted the province's priority to make agri-food businesses more competitive across borders.

Strengthening trade partnerships that attract economic opportunities and helping the province's business to be more competitive is part of the government's plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.