Prime Minister Trudeau Meets with APAS on Saskatchewan farm tour
Regina, SK (April 27, 2017) – Earlier this morning, the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay to Gray, Saskatchewan. The Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister toured APAS President Todd Lewis’ farm before meeting with agricultural producers in the Gray Recreation Centre.
The Federal group was in Saskatchewan as part of a tour highlighting canola as a Canadian success story. The event was organized in partnership with the Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission.
“We are very pleased and honoured to have had a chance to host the Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister and demonstrate how a Saskatchewan farming operation functions,” Lewis says. “Their visit also served as a very timely opportunity to highlight the importance of canola to producers, Saskatchewan and all of Canada. This is one of the great Canadian agricultural and scientific success stories, and we are happy to share it with all Canadians.”
Prime Minister Trudeau said after the tour he was fascinated to learn about the innovative technology being used on the Lewis’ farm. He also stated that the Federal government is investing in Canadian agriculture because it is an industry with growing potential.
“The work that our government is doing, the investments we are making and the trade deals we are negotiating, they do make a difference in the lives of farming families like the Lewises, and the other hardworking women and men who are here with us today,” he said. “We make these investments in Canada’s farmers because every day you make an investment in us, making sure we have good healthy food to eat and giving us food we can trust.”
Gray is located 38 kilometers southeast of Regina.
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Todd Lewis, APAS President, welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to his farm in Gray, SK. (from left: Minister Ralph Goodale, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Todd Lewis and Don Lewis).
Todd Lewis shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau around some of his farm equipment
Todd Lewis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay.