Industry Updates

Save the Date – CFA’s Summer Board Meeting and FPT Roundtable takes place from July 15 – 17!

CFA’s Summer Board Meeting and FPT Roundtable will be taking place from July 15 – 17, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Québec at 690 Boul. René-Lévesque Est in Québec City, Québec. Registration for the event will be open starting on May 21st on the CFA Website. Notices will be sent out via email. The […]

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CFA President Mary Robinson talks with CTV News on Canola

CFA President Mary Robinson was interviewed on Sunday, March 4th by CTV News on the Canola situation and how it is affecting Canadian farmers. CTV has since published a written article based on the interview, which can be viewed here.

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CFA congratulates new Minister of Rural Economic Development

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture congratulates Bernadette Jordan on her new role as Minister of Rural Economic Development. We also want to thank the Canadian Government for creating this new Ministerial position, which clearly demonstrates the importance of our rural communities and its businesses. As a rural-based industry, the ...

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CFA welcomes its new Director of Communications

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Laurie Karson has joined the CFA in the role of Director of Communications. She began her position on January 7th, 2019. Laurie is a highly strategic communications professional with over 10 years’ experience overseeing a not for profit trade association. Her experience has ...

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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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