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Government of Canada consults with stakeholders in Saskatoon to help shape new Labour Market Development Agreements

Posted May 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Scott Armstrong, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, today hosted two roundtables on how to strengthen the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDAs). This is part of a series of roundtables, in cooperation w…

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The 155th Western Nova Scotia Exhibition Is on Its Way

Posted May 12, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada provides funding to the Yarmouth County Agricultural Society

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Governments Support Agriculture Processors

Posted May 8, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Helping value-added businesses adopt best practices and new technologies

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Bill C-30 Passes Third Reading in the House of Commons

Posted May 5, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt today announced that the Government’s Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act (Bill C-30) passed third reading in the House of Commons and has been referred to the Senate.

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Harper Government and Province of British Columbia Deliver on Flood Mitigation

Posted May 2, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Twenty six communities across British Columbia will benefit from greater flood protection thanks to a joint investment by the Harper Government and the Province of British Columbia.

The investment, announced today by the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., Member of Parliament for Delta¿Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and the Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and MLA for Richmond Centre, on behalf of Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton, will help protect families and communities’ critical infrastructure, and support continued economic growth.

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Harper Government and Province of British Columbia Deliver on Flood Mitigation

Posted May 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue, and the Honourable Teresa Wat, Minister of International Trade and MLA for Richmond Centre, on behalf of Attorney General and Minister of Ju…

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Improved Farm Stewardship Program for Producers

Posted May 1, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced improvements to the Farm Stewardship Program. The program provides support for producers to adopt beneficial management practices that maintain …

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Canada’s Egg Sector to Benefit from a National Quality Assurance System

Posted April 29, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of over $100,000 to Egg Farmers of Canada to integrate its existing assurance systems into a single system that will be known as the National Quality Code for eggs.

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Governments Support Animal Care Training

Posted April 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Two-Year Program for Ontario Farmers Through Growing Forward 2

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Governments of Canada and Manitoba Invest In Food Processing with $1.5 Million Grant to Dunn-Rite Foods

Posted April 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

A $1.5-million grant provided to Dunn-Rite Food Products will put state-of-the-art technology in place to minimize water use and reduce the company’s overall environmental footprint, Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostysh…

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100% of canned food tested for Bisphenol A (BPA) safe to consume

Posted April 25, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today reported that all of the canned foods tested for Bisphenol A (BPA) were safe to consume.

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Pork Industry Better Equipped to Prevent and Respond to Disease

Posted April 24, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), the governments of Canada and Alberta are providing $1.35 million to Alberta Pork to help address the threat of pig diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED), to the swine industry.

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Harper Government Invests to Strengthen Beef Industry’s Reputation as a World-Class Producer

Posted April 23, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mr. Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $297,000 to the Manitoba Beef Producers to improve the tools available for monitoring bovine tuberc…

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Harper Government Invests to Improve Quality of B.C. Grape and Wine Sector

Posted April 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s wine and grape sector has gained support in its efforts to become more competitive
and sustainable with a $2 million investment from the Harper Government, Member of Parliament
Ron Cannan (Kelowna–Lake Country) announced today, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry
Ritz.

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Harper Government Invests in the Beef Sector

Posted April 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Russell, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 23, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s beef sector.

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Governments Supporting Ontario Horticulture Industry

Posted April 22, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada and Ontario Invest in World-Class Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

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MP Ron Cannan Announces Support for British Columbia Wine and Grape Industry

Posted April 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Ron Cannan will be in Lake Country, British Columbia, on Tuesday, April 22, to make an announcement in support of British Columbia’s wine and grape sector.

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Minister Ritz Grows Agricultural Trade Relationships in Key Asian Markets

Posted April 17, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has completed a successful agricultural trade mission to Korea and Japan. In Korea, he led a delegation of more than 30 agriculture associations and companies to seize on the opportunities for agriculture trade, followin…

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Funding Renewed for Grain Bag Recycling Program

Posted April 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $100,000 to extend the Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project in 2014.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Trade Mission to the Republic of Korea and Japan

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Wednesday, April 16, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his trade mission to the Republic of Korea and Japan.

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Harper Government Invests to Grow International Sales of Canadian Flowers

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of close to $80,000 to Flowers Canada Growers (FCG) to help expand sales in the United States, as well as increase their domestic market…

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Report Highlights Success of the Canadian Agriculture Sector in 2012

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

An Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System 2014, a report released today by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), shows the strength of the agriculture and agri-food sector’s contribution to Canada’s economy.

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Harper Government Delivering Results for Canada’s Grain Sector

Posted April 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, attended the Canadian Global Crops Symposium in Winnipeg and announced an investment of $100,000 to the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain…

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Minister Ritz in the Republic of Korea to Promote Canada’s High-Quality Food

Posted April 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Well-known Korean chef creates menu showcasing Canadian agricultural products whose producers will benefit from the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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Minister Ritz Announces Reappointment to the Canadian Wheat Board

Posted April 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced the reappointment of Mr. David Carefoot as a Director of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).

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Over 99.9% of fresh leafy green vegetables tested had no detectable pathogens

Posted April 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today found that more than 99.9 per cent of leafy green vegetable samples had no detectable levels of bacterial pathogens and were safe …

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Harper Government Boosts Manufacturing Capabilities in the West

Posted April 11, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agricultural machinery and heavy equipment manufacturers across Western Canada will benefit from improved testing capacity of their innovative product designs, thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD). Weste…

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Business Innovation

Posted April 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, in support of Western Canada’s manufacturing sector.

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Minister Ritz to Lead Agriculture Trade Mission to the Republic of Korea Following Conclusion of Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

Posted April 10, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Mission includes a delegation of 30 agriculture stakeholders with the goal to unlock opportunities in lucrative Asian market

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Applications for Western Livestock Price Insurance Now Available

Posted April 9, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

New insurance tool will protect livestock producers against price declines.

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Harper Government Supports New Commercialization and Export Opportunities for Animal Nutrition Industry

Posted April 4, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, today announced an investment to support the establishment of the Animal Nutrition and Ingredient Development Program at the University of Alberta.

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Harper Government to Announce Support for Western Canada’s Animal Nutrition Industry

Posted April 3, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, at the University of Alberta’s Agri-Food Discovery Place in support of creating new market opport…

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Juice and bottled water tested for antimony found safe

Posted March 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) routine testing of various food products, a survey released today found that all juice and bottled water tested for antimony were safe to consume.

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Harper Government Supports Initiative Aimed at Attracting Foreign Investment to Winnipeg

Posted March 28, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification announced $170,000 in support to Economic Development Winnipeg to attract international investment to Winnipeg through the YES! Winnipeg initiative.

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Ministers Ritz to Discuss the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Posted March 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday, March 28, to discuss the Government’s new legislation, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

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Harper Government to Announce Support Aimed at Attracting Direct Foreign Investment to Winnipeg

Posted March 27, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday March 28, 2014 the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will make an announcement to benefit foreign investment in Winnipeg.

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Ministers Ritz and Raitt to Discuss the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Thursday, March 27, to discuss the Government’s new legislation, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

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Ministers Ritz to Discuss the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Thursday, March 27, to discuss the Government’s new legislation, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act.

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Harper Government Introduces Legislation to Address Rail Capacity Challenges

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt today introduced in Parliament the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, strong action to respond to the challenges currently facing Western Canada’s rail shipping system.

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Ministers Ritz and Raitt to Make Important Announcement, Officials to hold Technical briefing on Government of Canada measures to get commodities to market

Posted March 26, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt will be available to the media today at 4:00 pm. Media availability will take place in the Foyer of the House of Commons.

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