As Canadians, we pride ourselves on our clean water, living skies, the Rockies, maple syrup, playing hockey, and saying sorry. There are other things to be proud of too, like our democracy and our ability to grow food for the world’s population. It would seem, though, that when one or more of these points of… Read More

This editorial was penned and submitted by: Chris Davison, president & CEO of the Canola Council of Canada; Dean Dias, CEO of Cereals Canada, and Greg Cherewyk, president of Pulse Canada. It’s hockey playoff season in Canada. The time of the year when Canadians witness what ingredients are necessary for a successful team – a… Read More

The unions representing more than nine thousand Canada Border Services Agency employees announced on Tuesday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the federal government, averting a strike that would have disrupted trade and caused delays at border crossings and airports across the country. The members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)… Read More

Over nine thousand workers with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be in a legal position to go on strike as of Thursday, June 6. The border workers, who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, have been without a contract since June 2022. CBSA says the border will remain open if… Read More

The union that represents more than nine thousand workers at CN Rail and CPKC says its members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike mandate, raising the odds of an unprecedented work stoppage at both of Canada’s main railways as early as May 22. This is the first time in decades that both railways… Read More

Bunge’s proposed acquisition of Viterra could result in more than $700 million in annual economic losses to farmers, according to a new report authored by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan. The study, conducted by Drs. Richard Gray, James Nolan, and Peter Slade, received research support from the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), Alberta… Read More

The possibility of both CN Rail and CPKC striking in the next month could leave farmers sitting on grain contracted for delivery this spring. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), the union representing more than nine thousand CN and CPKC railway workers, organized an electronic strike vote beginning on April 8th to give members the… Read More

The union that represents more than nine thousand CN and CPKC railway workers is organizing a vote to approve strike action, raising the prospects of a rail work stoppage as early as late May if several deals are not reached before then. Members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) will begin voting electronically on… Read More

It’s time for the Frontlines podcast! Shaun Haney is joined by Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments, to tackle the top geopolitical issues impacting agriculture. Up for discussion in this episode: Skirmish in the Red Sea — the U.S. is working to stop Iran-backed Houthi attacks in the shipping lane Logistics are definitely impacted, but is… Read More

The cost to ship goods by container is on a rapid trajectory skyward as unrest and volatility in the Middle East has major shippers avoiding the Suez Canal and instead sending boats south around Africa. Late last week, logistics giant Maersk announced it was diverting container traffic away from the Suez Canal citing the increased… Read More


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