Policy & Advocacy

FBC-ABC has identified three key priorities for the organization. These priorities have direct impact on the people, operations and success of Canadian food and beverage manufacturers.

FBC-ABC’s regular outreach to government and quarterly lobby days provide an opportunity to connect with Members of Parliament and Senators on the importance of the food and beverage manufacturing sector to the Canadian economy. For elected officials who may not understand the positive impact of industry to urban and rural communities, regular interactions build awareness of the sector and provide a forum for dialogue on federal policies and regulations.

  • Supporting policies and programs that help Canadian manufacturers address chronic labour shortages and make certain the industry’s workforce has the skills needed to succeed.
  • Leading and coordinating efforts to modernize Canada’s regulatory system to reduce unnecessary costs while ensuring Canadian products maintain their global reputation for safety and innovation.
  • Supporting policies that catalyze industry innovation and enhance competitiveness at home and in export markets.