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Quest to brand Canada’s food is drawing industry-wide interest

A recent two-day forum in Ottawa explored how Canada’s policy framework needs to change

Canada2020’s David McInnes has a tough time hiding his excitement when talking about the future of food in the country. Over a two-day event in Ottawa, numerous speakers and delegates brought forward suggestions of how to shape the next agri-food policy agenda, as part of the Canada Food Brand project. “There’s been a tremendous refocus […] Read more

WTO ineffective, Canada not defending science, says Richardson VP

A senior official of one of the companies at the forefront of Canada’s ongoing trade dispute with China over canola says the World Trade Organization (WTO) cannot be relied upon, and that science-based decision-making is threatened on a domestic and international level. “We simply can’t rely on the existing WTO process as being the most […] Read more

Industry relieved as China lifts pork, beef suspension

Prime Minister Trudeau announced the breakthrough through social media

UPDATED: Nov. 6, 2019] Glacier FarmMedia – Canadian Pork Council chair Rick Bergmann let out “a sigh of relief” Tuesday, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced exports will continue to China roughly four months after pork and beef products shipments were blocked. Trudeau announced the news on Twitter. Since June 25th, meat shipments to China […] Read more

Canada faces a challenging future amidst global trade chaos

Canada will have to rethink its domestic and export policies

A new report is warning Canadian agri-food is in an “ominous situation” in the face of rising global trade disruptions. The Agri-Food Economic Systems’ report, “Shifting Geo-Politics and Trade Policy: Wither Canadian Agri-Food Policy?” released this month says escalating trade tensions have resulted in a rapid deterioration of the relatively stable environment that has governed […] Read more

Glacier FarmMedia sets up shop in Ottawa

A Prairie journalist goes to Ottawa to cover agriculture for you

These days I am becoming more thankful to those who do thankless work. About one month ago, I settled in Ottawa. I claim “the West” as home to those here who ask. Most of my growing up was in Calgary and the bulk of my journalism career up until now has been in Saskatchewan. Now […] Read more