Consultation – Strategic Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) agriculture ministers have committed to improving Canada's approach to emergency management in agriculture. The current approach has served Canada well; however, there are areas where improvements would strengthen its effectiveness.

To encourage discussion, FPT governments jointly drafted the Strategic Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada. The Framework recognizes the evolving and increasingly complex risks faced by the Canadian agricultural sector and proposes a stronger, more cohesive and collaborative approach to preventing, mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

From January 28, 2016 to March 24, 2016 the Government of Canada sought input on the draft Strategic Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada. The public consultation is now closed.

Next steps

Comments received will be included in a "What We Heard" report and posted on the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada website.

The Framework will be revised, based on feedback received through the public consultation, and will be presented during an FPT agriculture ministers' meeting in summer 2016. It will also be posted online and emailed to stakeholders following the meeting.

For any questions related to the Framework or the consultation, please contact AgEM-GUAg@AGR.GC.CA.

You can also visit the questions and answers page for more information.

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