Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, pictured in this file photo. Despite the multitude of challenges, she's gone from an 'unknown' in the industry to a well-respected minister at the helm of an important department. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
The virus-induced economic slowdown comes at a tough time for the agri-food industry, which was already struggling with international trade restrictions, the affects of poor harvests, and fallout from recent rail disruptions.
Sylvanus Kawku Afesorgbor and Brendan McDougall present a novel way to look at the benefits of free trade deals to the Canadian agri-food sector by separating products into 'extensive' and 'intensive' margins.