The long-time leader of Quebec’s Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) has announced he will not seek re-election as general president. Marcel Groleau, dairy producer from Thetford Mines, made the announcement last week. He will stay on as general president until December. Groleau has sat at the helm of the organization for ten years. Prior to that,… Read More

With the two week countdown on ahead of NAFTA negotiations, the Canadian government is bolstering its team in Washington and establishing a council to provide advice to Canadian negotiators. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Wednesday that she’s sending Canada’s chief negotiator in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations to Washington as a deputy ambassador. Kirsten Hillman,… Read More

Quebec farmers rallied outside the constituency office of federal Minister of State Maxime Bernier in Sainte-Marie on Friday. They demanded the federal government maintain the status quo for supply management in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The rally was organized by Quebec farm group Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA). Speaking on the phone after the event, the president of… Read More