To the rescue of Canada’s pork producers

May 5, 2009

Collateral damage of the outbreak of swine influenza has been Canada’s pork industry –  they are worried about the short and long term impact especially since China has imposed a ban on Canadian pork.

Canada exports over $2.7 billion of pork, from bacon to smoked ham. Pleasently, studies have estimated that Canada’s 13 million pigs produce enough waste to fill Toronto’s SkyDome every 25 days.

That is probably why staffers and politicians on Parliament Hill just received this timely invite :


Canadian Pork Producers

Invite you to a

“Pork BBQ”

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

East Block Courtyard,

For additional information

Phone: (613) 236-9239 ext 232 E-mail:

Come show your support



UPDATE 2009-05-06 9:47:57
I guess they are worried about people not showing up because of the weather. I just received a reminder:

“We have a tent.”


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