Devin Dreeshen, Alberta’s minister of agriculture and forestry, will give an update Thursday on efforts to protect food security during the COVID-19 crisis.
Dreeshen will be joined at a news conference by other officials, including Paul Wynnyk, deputy minister of municipal affairs.
CBC will livestream the news conference here at 11:30 a.m. MT.
Canada’s agriculture sector has warned of higher prices and potential food shortages if farming isn’t designated an essential service and allowed to do business as usual during the COVID-19 crisis.
While governments maintain supplies are secure, some people worry about empty grocery store shelves, especially in regard to food staples.