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N.S. communities to get clear powers on runaway livestock

Any community defined as a “municipality” in Nova Scotia will soon be able to act to deal with stray livestock and local fencing problems. The provincial government on Wednesday introduced legislative changes to its Fences and Detention of Stray Livestock Act, to make it easier for municipalities to respond when livestock go wandering. The law […] Read more

Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, shown here earlier this year at the signing conference for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has walked out of trade talks aimed at salvaging a Canada-EU free trade deal. (New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade via YouTube)

Canada walks out of trade talks with ‘incapable’ EU

Brussels | Reuters — Canada’s trade minister walked out of talks in Belgium on Friday, declaring that the European Union was incapable of sealing a planned transatlantic free trade deal designed to boost growth in both economies. All 28 EU governments support the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give assent without […] Read more

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Cargill to exit Canadian egg processing

U.S. agrifood giant Cargill is set to step out of the Canadian egg processing business and sell its Toronto-area plant to another processor in the same line of work. The company announced Thursday it plans to sell its egg processing plant at Etobicoke to Global Egg Corp., which also operates out of Etobicoke, for an […] Read more

European cheese is just one dairy product that’s set to enter Canada in greater volumes if looming trade deals are ratified.

Trade deals loom for dairy farmers

But compensation packages remain elusive

International trade agreements continue to weigh on the minds of the province’s dairy producers. The Dairy Farmers of Manitoba held the first of its fall meetings on October 11 in Elkhorn, where conversations frequently turned to the looming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union. “There was nothing […] Read more