Archive for June 2017

Third Global Minor Use Summit

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in partnership with the USDA IR-4 Project and the USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service, will host The Third Global Minor Use Summit, from October 1-4, 2017 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. The Summit will feature multiple presentations, workshops and breakout sessions designed to help growers address challenges in accessing…

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Consultation: Healthy Eating Strategy

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Health Canada is seeking input on two elements of the Healthy Eating Strategy. Growers are encouraged to provide input, as their insights will be used to help shape future proposals and advance the policy and regulatory process. Both public consultations run from June 10 to July 25, 2017. Public consultation on the revision of Canada’s…

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CHC delivers messages on non-tariff barriers at Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Rebecca Lee and Ken Forth in the house of commons
Rebecca Lee and Ken Forth appeared before the standing committee to address non-tariff barriers. Photo credit: CHC

Rebecca Lee, Executive Director of the Canadian Horticultural Council (CHC), and Ken Forth, Chair of CHC’s Trade and Marketing Committee, recently appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food to address the impact of non-tariff barriers on international trade in horticulture. Ms. Lee and Mr. Forth delivered the following messages to…

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Government of Canada launches supercluster initiative

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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) recently launched the Innovation Superclusters Initiative, which will allocate a small number of high-value, strategic investments in the form of non-repayable contributions to industry-led consortia. Contributions will normally be between $125–$250 million, for a total of up to $950 million, by March 31, 2022, and will be matched with private sector…

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