Tag: John Barlow

No big changes expected on supply management at Conservative convention

Update: Citing the Conservative Party of Canada’s support for supply management as one of his reasons, Maxime Bernier announced on Thursday afternoon that he has left the party with the intention of starting a new federal conservative party. Delegates are arriving in Halifax for the Conservative Party of Canada’s policy convention where there will be… Read more »

Liberals missing out on an easy win by not ratifying CPTPP

Canada signed its name on the dotted line at the CPTPP signing ceremony in Chile on March 6th, 2018. But unfortunately, agriculture and other interested parties cannot afford to take pressure off the government. The deal will take effect when six of the eleven participating countries have ratified it. So if Canada drags its feet… Read more »

“Ideological activism” driving revamp of the Canada Food Guide, says Conservative shadow minister

Health Canada is in the process of revamping the Canada Food Guide, with an emphasis on¬†encouraging Canadians to eat more vegetables and plant-based protein, potentially at the expense of¬†dairy and meat consumption. The government has come under criticism for not seeking input from the agriculture and agri-food sector, as no witnesses from the agriculture sector… Read more »