Archive for March 2017

Chair of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food writes letter to Minister of Health over imidacloprid re-evaluation

Pat Finnigan, Chair of Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
Pat Finnigan, Chair of Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food. Photo: ParlVU

The Chair of the Canadian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, Pat Finnigan, recently wrote a letter to the Minister of Health, Hon. Jane Philpott, regarding the proposed re-evaluation of imidacloprid by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). In his letter, Mr. Finnigan expresses concerns over the lack of transparency in the PMRA’s process,…

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Introducing CHC’s new President and Board of Directors

2017 Board of Directors

Back Row: (left to right) Andrew Lovell, NB; Fred Steele, BC; Robert Purton, SK; Brian Gilroy, ON; Jocelyn St-Denis, QC; Adrian Huisman, ON.

Front Row: (left to right) Bar Hayre, BC; Beth Connery, MB; Rebecca Lee, CHC Executive Director, ON; Alvin Keenan, President, PEI; Keith Kuhl, MB; Stephanie Levasseur, QC; Peter Swetnam, NS.

Photo: Jody Mott.

The Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC) is pleased to present its new President and Board of Directors for 2017-2018. President CHC’s Board of Directors has appointed Alvin Keenan, of Prince Edward Island, for the 2017-2018 term. Alvin started working with CHC in 1983. Since that time, he has advocated on a wide range of issues, including…

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Gary Linkletter receives 2017 Doug Connery Award for leadership excellence

Gary Linkletter
From left to right: Paulette Connery (wife of the late Doug Connery), Gary Linkletter, Keith Kuhl (outgoing CHC President). Photo: CHC

Keith Kuhl, outgoing President of the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), presented Gary Linkletter with the 2017 Doug Connery Award for leadership excellence during CHC’s annual general meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Gary is a seventh-generation potato farmer from Prince Edward Island who has been advocating for the potato industry at a national level for many years.…

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AAFC announces $1M to support international bodies

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The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, recently announced a contribution of $1 million to support international bodies that develop standards for food safety and plant and animal health. The contribution of $1 million is allocated to eight (8) initiatives and projects as follows: CAN$325,000 to support accelerated delivery of scientific advice…

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