Major challenges in the pork sector – What can consumers expect?


The situation of the Quebec pork sector during COVID is constantly evolving. Quebec pork is recognized worldwide for its quality. How have Quebec breeders and processors adapted during the pandemic to maintain their high-quality standards? What are the impacts in terms of supply in Quebec and elsewhere? What lessons can be learned for the future?


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Alexandre Cusson, B.A.A.
General Manager, Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec

Alexandre Cusson holds a master’s degree in education, with a major in school administration, from the Université de Sherbrooke. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a major in finance, from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
He has been general manager of Les Éleveurs de porcs du Québec since August 3, 2020.

He was mayor of Drummondville from 2013 to 2020 and president of the Union of Quebec Municipalities from 2017 to 2019. Previously he had been a teacher and executive director of Collège Saint-Bernard for close to 25 years.

Alexandre Cusson is well recognized for his social and civic engagement, having chaired a number of cultural, sports, educational, and community organizations over the years. He currently sits on the board of directors of various organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Richard Davies
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Olymel S.E.C./L.P.

Mr. Davies was born and raised in Montreal and still lives there today. He has been working for Olymel since 1982. He has held various commercial positions throughout his career with the company and has been Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, since 2004.

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