A public consultation meeting about how agriculture, fish and food concerns are managed in B.C. will be coming to Williams Lake on Tuesday, June 12. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Select standing committee on agriculture, food and fish coming to Williams Lake

Public input sought from local farmers, producers, processors, restaurateurs and consumers on how food production

Public consultation on how agriculture, fish and food concerns are managed in B.C. is underway this month in B.C.

Meetings began on June 4 in Dawson Creek and will come to Williams Lake on Tuesday, June 12, the select standing committee will be holding a series of public hearings across the province up until June 15.

In Williams Lake the meeting will be held at the Pioneer Complex, Room 119, at 351 Hodgson Road from 8 a.m. to noon.

Questions the committee is tackling are set out in a discussion paper, which the committee received on April 24, 2018.

“Committee members are eager to learn more about meat production and inspection practices in our province,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, committee chair.

The committee wants to hear from local farmers, producers, processors, restaurateurs, consumers and other British Columbians, said committee deputy chair Jackie Tegart, noting the information collected through the consultation will inform the committee’s recommendations.

British Columbians are invited to participate in the consultation by presenting at a public hearing, making a written, audio or video submission, or completing an online survey.

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