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Apr 22 2021

CABE Webinar: Canada’s Agri-Food Sector


The pandemic has changed Canadians’ consumption habits – notably, spending on and production of food at home, for take-out and at restaurants.  It has also disrupted agri-food supply chains and flagged reliability and safety issues in some of the country’s largest production facilities. COVID has also caused product line shrinkage due to shortages of inputs and packaging and accelerated the ‘shrinkflation’ phenomenon.  Our speaker discusses the challenges the pandemic posed for Canada’s food producers, distributors, and retailers, and how the sector and food prices are likely to evolve as economic conditions and day-to-day life normalize over the next couple of years.


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Sylvain Charlebois Professor, Food Distribution and Policy Faculty of Management and Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University; Canada Senior Director, Agri-food Analytics Lab Sylvain Charlebois

Sylvain Charlebois is a Professor in food distribution and policy in the Faculties of Management and Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He is also the Senior Director of the Agri-food Analytics Lab, also located at Dalhousie University. He is as well the former Dean of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University. Before joining Dalhousie, he was affiliated with the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute, which he co-founded. While at the University of Guelph, he was also the Associate Dean of Research for the College of Business and Economics.

Known as “The Food Professor”, his current research interest lies in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. He is one of the world’s most cited scholars in food supply chain management, food value chains and traceability.

Event Details

Apr 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:15pm EST

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Public Attendee List

  • Stephen Tapp - EDC
  • Miles White - ESDC
  • Jiangnan Ji - Bank of Canada
  • Bonnie Lemcke - Ontario Financing Authority