Recent History – 1999
Oct. 1, 1999
By Daily News Staff
Fort St. John will be one of the stops for the select standing committee on agriculture and fisheries. The all-party legislative committee will be in the Energetic City on Tuesday, Oct. 12 to hold a public hearing in the Bowes Room at the Pioneer Inn.
The committee is travelling throughout the province this fall to hear British Columbians’ concerns on matters ranging from food security and industry sustainability to food safety, industry infrastructures, regional development, and the role of government in the agricultural sector.
All British Columbians, including consumers, retailers and distributors, processors, farmers, and related organizations are invited to attend the committee’s public hearings.
The committee is empowered to “examine, inquire into and make recommendations with respect to ‘agri-food’ policy for the new millennium and beyond in British Columbia.” The committee is also authorized to consider matters referred by the Minister of Agriculture and Food, including the agri-food policy consultations conducted by the ministry during 1998, which culminated in the ministry’s briefing paper “Choosing Our Future: Options for the Agri-Food Industry.”