Industry Updates

CFA attends Ministerial Roundtable on EI

On Thursday, November 1st, CFA President Ron Bonnett and CFA staff participated in a multi-sectoral roundtable convened by Ms. Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers on the Canadian Employment Insurance Commission, to hear updates on EI and other related labour programming. The agenda and presentations from throughout the day are available ...

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Recommendations from CFA roundtable on international workers

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture convened a day-long discussion in May 2018 focused on fostering trust and compliance in Canada’s international farm worker programs. The event was co-chaired by CFA President, Ron Bonnett, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Rodger Cuzner. ...

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Key elected officials attend CFA roundtable on international farm workers

At a CFA-hosted roundtable discussion May 3rd, more than 70 senior-level industry and governmental stakeholders gathered to discuss international labour issues. The event was co-chaired by CFA President Ron Bonnett and Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. Central to the event ...

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CFA presents to three parliamentary committees

Hearing on Bill C-68, the Fisheries Act On May 2nd, CFA President Ron Bonnett appeared before the House Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans to present CFA’s position on Bill C-68, an Act to amend the Fisheries Act. Key points raised included farmers support for the streamlining of regulations, greater clarity and the establishment ...

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CFA Submits Comments on Health Canada Front-of-Pack Labelling Regulations

On April 26th, CFA submitted its comments on the Canada Gazette 1 publication of draft Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Food and Drugs Act (Nutrition Symbols, Other Labelling Provisions, Partially Hydrogenated Oils and Vitamin D). The proposed regulations lay out the framework for proposed Front-of-Pack labels that would ...

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BRM Review: Industry engagement session hears from CFA

AAFC held an industry engagement session on April 11 to discuss the ongoing review of Business Risk Management (BRM) programs. CFA Director of Risk Management and Farm Policy, Scott Ross, attended sessions on: Current and emerging risks Risk management and growing the sector International approaches Alternative risk management tools Alongside ...

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Ministerial roundtable on TFWP service delivery

As part of our work to address labour shortages, CFA will host a roundtable discussion, titled Fostering Trust & Compliance in International Farm Worker Programs.  The session will take place on May 3 in Ottawa and will be co-chaired by Ron Bonnett, CFA President, and Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, ...

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Public Trust Steering Committee (PTSC) annual meeting

On Monday February 5th the PTSC met in Ottawa for its annual in-person meeting. The PTSC received remarks from Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant on the federal governments approach to building public trust and had an opportunity to pose questions. The PTSC also received an update from AAFC regarding the public trust component of the ...

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Workshops to inform Canada’s seed system

The seed industry has jointly come together under the Seed Synergy banner to develop a vision as to what the next generation seed sector should look like in Canada. The Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, Canadian Seed Trade Association, Canadian Seed Institute, Commercial Seed Analysts Association of Canada, Canadian Plant Technology ...

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Federal Carbon-Pricing Backstop System open for comment

The federal government has released further details on how it intends to implement the carbon pricing backstop and output-based emissions pricing system for comment.  This system will be imposed on a province if it does not meet the minimum federal carbon price by January 1, 2019.  Provinces also have a choice to follow the federal system […]

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