Independent MLA joins Opposition Standing Committee on Agriculture and Food as vice-chair

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VICTORIA— Independent MLA Vicki Huntington has joined the Opposition Standing Committee on Agriculture and Food as vice-chair.

“I’m pleased Vicki Huntington is joining as vice-chair of the Opposition Standing Committee on Agriculture and Food,” said committee chair Lana Popham. “A proven champion of B.C. agriculture, she brings a wealth of experience to the position.”

Last week, Popham announced the formation of the Opposition Standing Committee on Agriculture and Food in response to the fact that the government hasn’t activated the official legislative committee for more than a decade.

“Lana Popham is an extremely committed advocate for agriculture in this province and her work is respected on both sides of the House. Agriculture and food security are issues that cross all party lines and I look forward to working with Lana and the committee,” said Huntington.

Popham noted that B.C.’s agriculture industry creates jobs in every corner of the province.

“It’s long past time that the agriculture industry, which is a powerful job creator across the province, had the opportunity to be heard by a legislative committee,” said Popham. “I’m pleased that this sector enjoys broad support from members of the legislature.”