Response to 17-12 - Engagement with Political Representatives
While we agree that open engagement with government officials can provide mutual benefits we are not prepared to endorse a policy that would require any government official to participate in question and answer periods as a condition of their attendance at BFO events.
The development and maintenance of relationships with government officials is an important part of BFO’s role as an advocate and voice for the province’s 19,000 beef farmers. While we welcome and encourage engagement with government officials at BFO events, their attendance and willingness to participate in question and answer periods and other engagement forums with BFO directors, staff, delegates, producers, and other beef industry representatives is a decision that we feel is best left to their discretion.
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