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CVMA Presents to Commons Agriculture Committee on Public Perception of the Canadian Agricultural Sector

March 6, 2019

On February 28, 2019, Dr. Henry Ceelen, chair of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)’s National Issues Committee, presented on behalf of the association at the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. 
 
The Committee was conducting a study on public perception of the Canadian agricultural sector. Dr. Ceelen, a private food animal practitioner from Ontario and past president of the Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners and the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians stated the veterinary profession has an important responsibility to help ensure the public perception of the agri-food system remains positive because of the high level of trust placed in veterinarians and the key role the profession plays in supporting producers and sustainable animal agriculture.
 
He highlighted the relevance of a One Health approach, and the CVMA’s commitment to helping the Government of Canada respond to the threat of antimicrobial resistance. 
 
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association looks forward to continuing its collaboration with stakeholders and agricultural partners to maintain the confidence of Canadians in the agri-food system through promoting animal health and welfare, and applying One Health principles and the knowledge, skills and experience of the veterinary profession.
 
  • View the full details of the meeting here
  • Find a copy of Dr. Ceelen's presentation to the Standing Committee here.