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Get the latest in news on CFA activities and check out updates on Canadian agricultural policy and events. This section features CFA news releases and media statements, as well updates from staff in our national office.

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News Releases

Food Freedom Day is February 9th

OTTAWA, February 8, 2019 — The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) has calculated that by Friday, February 9, 2019, a Canadian household of average income will have earned enough to pay their entire year’s grocery bill. Each year, CFA examines the proportion of income that ...

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New Immigration Opportunity for Canadian Farmers

Ottawa, January 24 – Today it was announced by Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, that the Government of Canada is launching a new pilot program aimed at attracting and retaining skilled immigrants in Canada’s rural and ...

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Statement on the new Canada’s Food Guide

Ottawa, January 22nd – Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Ron Bonnett made the following statement in reaction to the new Canada’s Food Guide. “The Canadian Federation of Agriculture which represents over 200,000 Canadian farming families recognizes Health Canada’s ...

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Industry Updates

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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