Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced several new pieces of the Canadian government’s yet-to-be-released Indo-Pacific Strategy while in Thailand for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Friday. The announcement included $31.8 million designated to establish Canada’s first agriculture trade office in the region to “increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports to the… Read More

The Canadian government is contributing $50 million to help prevent grain in Ukraine from going to waste. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the funding while attending the G7 leader meeting in Germany on Sunday. “Canada has valuable experience in grain storage. The knowledge and experience of our farmers will be very useful. We will continue… Read More

A lot is being made of this week’s NDP/Liberal supportive arrangement. It’s a sort-of coalition government, though not officially. The idea is that the Liberals will be supported in confidence motions and budget approvals by the NDP, and in return the NDP will gain support for its pharma and dentistry plans. The result, if the… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued mandate letters to his ministers, outlining the Liberal government’s priorities for the session of Parliament that started last month. The letters were made public on Thursday (Dec. 16), 51 days after the cabinet was sworn in, and the second last day of sitting in the House of Commons before… Read More

The federal government has rolled out its new major plan for addressing climate change, including a proposed increase in the federal carbon price to $170 per tonne by 2030, and the implementation of the Clean Fuel Standard. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, and several other cabinet ministers announced the plan on Friday,… Read More

The Canada-United Kingdom transitional trade deal announced in a virtual press conference on Saturday by Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson and their respective trade ministers is a “welcome stop gap measure, but it is not enough,” says the president of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA). The deal — which requires Parliamentary approval… Read More

There has been no shortage of topics and tweets to discuss regarding the Canada-U.S. relationship and trade across the border over the last four years, as President Donald Trump sought to shake up the status quo to the United States’ advantage. This included applying tariffs to Canadian exports in the name of national security, and… Read More

The federal government is investing another $750 million on top of the previously announced $1 billion in its Universal Broadband Fund in an effort to improve Canadians’ access to high-speed internet. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a cadre of cabinet ministers made the announcement in Ottawa on Monday. The $1 billion effort to bring fast… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $90 million in government financing — mostly loans — for the Merit Functional Foods plant protein facility that’s being built at Winnipeg, Man. as part of his morning address on Monday (June 22). Merit Functional Foods is building a commercial-scale protein extraction plant that will process peas and canola into… Read More

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the fall election, the agriculture industry knew that it would face real challenges being viewed as a priority industry. I think the challenge has become much bigger than even the greatest skeptics of Mr. Trudeau could have imagined. The prime minister’s announced $252 million in COVID-19 relief for the… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his daily 11 am national address to announce $252 million in various funding and credit programs aimed at agriculture. “Everyone working in the food industry is working harder than ever to fill the shelves of our grocery stores,” said Prime Minister Trudeau in French during the morning briefing. The Canadian… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced additional support for farmers and farm businesses, following last week’s announcement of $82 billion in various spending measures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Parliament will reconvene March 24, 2020, to pass emergency legislation for these previously announced measures, and to release $5 billion in additional lending capacity through Farm… Read More

Edit: CN Rail and the Teamsters union have reached a tentative agreement, effective November 26 With the CN Rail strike entering its second week, farmers continue to pressure the government to intervene and end the strike. Fresh off of the October election, many farmers are questioning whether Prime Minister Trudeau understand the gravity of the… Read More

Although there’s no official statement released on the prime ministers website yet, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tweeted out that Canadian pork and beef exports to China will resume. To note, the prime minister thanks newly appointed Ambassador to China, Dominic Barton. He’s had the position since September 4th, and was quoted saying, “The relationship… Read More

The 2019 federal election has come and gone and the Liberals have come out on top with a minority government. As projected by many polls heading into Monday’s election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s party won by just 156 seats as of 11:30 p.m. MT compared to the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) who won 122… Read More

 

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