Lawrence MacAulay

Your member of parliament for


Lawrence MacAulay

Your member of parliament for



Developing the Next Agricultural Policy Framework

Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) governments are currently working together to develop the next agricultural policy framework which will launch on April 1, 2018. Collaboration between FPT governments has been key in providing consistent policy and program direction but with regional flexibility to meet the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

What is an agricultural policy framework

An agricultural policy framework is an agreement that outlines policy and program priorities that will be delivered by FPT governments.

Agricultural frameworks have proven to be an effective way to coordinate Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial policies and programs for over 15 years. As we work with the provinces and territories to develop future programs and services, we are consulting in-person and online with industry, farmers and other interested Canadians.

How will the next agricultural policy framework be developed

On July 22, 2016, federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture released the Calgary Statement, which outlines the key priority areas that will guide the development of the next agricultural policy framework.

Watch our video to find out more.

Developing the next ag policy framework video

Watch our video

Who have we consulted

Since January 2016, we have consulted with over 300 groups and will continue to engage with stakeholders as we develop the next framework.

Between July and November 2016, we also invited Canadians to share their feedback on the Calgary Statement through an online survey. Comments received during the online consultation will be summarized and posted online in 2017. Canadians are encouraged to continue to share their experiences and ideas for the next agricultural policy framework.

Check back often for more information and updates on what we have heard.