Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
July 25, 2017

Statement on the New Canadian Agricultural Partnership

Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai joined Canada’s agriculture ministers in signing the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The agreement was reached on Friday, July 21, between federal, provincial and territorial ministers and commits to a five-year, $3 billion investment that will come into effect on April 1, 2018.

Quotes

“I was pleased to represent Yukon’s agricultural sector at last week’s meetings. This new agreement is an important part of achieving our goal of increasing local food production. I look forward to engaging with Yukon’s farmers and market gardeners to discuss how this new funding will be implemented.”

–Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Ranj Pillai

Quick facts

  • According to the 2016 census, Yukon agriculture generates gross annual revenue of more than $4 million.
  • Yukon’s approximately 150 farms represent a capital value of $108 million.

Learn more: New Canadian agricultural partnership to help position Canada as a leader in the global economy

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Rod Jacob
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-3005
rod.jacob@gov.yk.ca

 


News Release #17-157