Consultation on draft Plant and Animal Health Strategy for Canada

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A draft of the Plant and Animal Health Strategy is now available online for consultation, and the government is encouraging producers to take part.

Given the increasingly complex and constantly changing risks to Canada’s plant and animal resources, the goal of the strategy is to ensure their ongoing protection, thereby contributing to economic growth and the protection of human health and the environment. This will be accomplished by increasing collaboration and coordination among all those who play a role in plant and animal health, as well as by making prevention a priority.

The strategy was developed collaboratively by government, industry and other partners in plant and animal health, and builds on the feedback gathered last fall through the online discussion document as well as the National Plant and Animal Health Planning Forum held December 6 and 7, 2016.

There are multiple methods to provide feedback on the draft strategy:
– Complete a short questionnaire
– Attend a webinar to learn more
– Host a discussion
– Join the conversation on social media @CFIA_Canada.

Read the draft strategy. The consultation will be open until April 30, 2017.