Agriculture and Food committee coming to lakecity

The Opposition Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food will be in Williams Lake next week.

  • Mar. 31, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Opposition Standing Committee for Agriculture and Food will be in Williams Lake next week to hear presentations on issues affecting agriculture and food in the Cariboo.

“Williams Lake is our first public meeting as a committee and I’m excited to hear people’s ideas,” says committee chair Lana Popham. “This is an opportunity to bring your concerns and ideas forward to help shape agriculture and food policy in B.C.”

The Opposition Committee was established in response to concerns that the B.C. government was not taking a balanced approach in the creation of its agriculture and food policies.  The committee is made up of five Opposition MLAs and one Independent. It is the first committee of its kind in British Columbia.

“We would like to hear from everyone in the community,” says committee vice chair and Independent MLA Vicki Huntington.

“We want to better understand how the government’s current agriculture strategies are affecting the region. All organizations and individuals are welcome to share their views.”

The committee is holding a public meeting in Williams Lake on Wednesday, April 8, between 1 and 8 p.m. in room 1319 of Thompson Rivers University’s Williams Lake campus.

If you are interested in participating email lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca or call 250-479-4154 to arrange a time.

Presentations should be approximately 10 minutes in length.