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Money for safe food transport

Staff /The Canadian Trucking Alliance will get $415,000 from the federal government to implement updated safety standards for hauling food.

The investment will update the Trucking Food Safety Program to include the latest food safety standards, regulations and practices. The change also includes a new audit and certification process, as well as creating a user-friendly online system for carriers to use, a federal release says.

“Just about every food and beverage consumed by Canadians is carried on a truck at some point,” noted CTA chief executive officer David Bradley. “The Alliance is proud of its Trucking Food Safety Program, but we know it can be made even better through improvements such as automation and enhanced audit protocols.

The funds were made available through the Growing Forward program within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Throne speech Nov. 19 opens new session

The reading of the speech from the throne on Monday, Nov. 19 will open the second session of Manitoba’s 40th legislature, Government House Leader Jennifer Howard has announced.

Some of the expected initiatives include free cancer drugs, investment in roads and bridges and improved apprenticeship access for workers.

“Our focus on what matters most to Manitoba families is getting results in the face of ongoing global economic uncertainty,” said Howard. “In this session, our government will continue to invest in improving health care, creating better job and training opportunities, and building a better quality of life for everyone, while finding responsible ways to reduce spending.”

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