The Canadian Meat Council, a registered federal lobbyist group on behalf of the meat processing industry, is calling for government action regarding the ongoing truck blockade at the Alberta-USA border at the Coutts-Sweet Grass crossing.
The blockade, which began as a convoy to oppose cross-border vaccine requirements for truckers, has grown into a movement to end all ongoing COVID restrictions.
The CMC tweeted:
There are over 150 loads of Canadian Beef stuck at the #Coutts border. Our members are going to have to slow down production if this keeps up. What is the government’s approach to fix this?
According to a search of the Open Canada website, the Canadian Meat Council received an April 2018 grant from Agri-Food Canada for $1,011,141.00. The grant was intended for a three-year “advocacy strategy” to “build relationships with international export markets, to perform market research and industry-to-industry trade advocacy and policy development, with incoming, outgoing and exploratory missions, and expert real-time support for missions.”
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