Susan Emon

Food and Beverage Canada Celebrates Successful Lobby Day and Board of Directors meeting

May 6, 2024 (OTTAWA) – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) is delighted to highlight the outcomes of its recent Board of Directors meeting and lobby day held in Ottawa this week. At the Board of Directors meeting, crucial issues impacting the food and beverage manufacturing sector were discussed in depth. Among the topics addressed were […]

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FBC-ABC appoints new leadership and welcomes new members to its Board of Directors following Annual General Meeting

May 3, 2024 (OTTAWA) – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Conway, CEO of Food and Beverage Ontario, as its new Vice-Chair, and Gabrielle Fallu, Head, Public Relations and Government Affairs at Exceldor Cooperative as its new Corporate Secretary. Both Chris and Gabrielle have been elected for a

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Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) disappointed by Federal Budget 2024

Ottawa, April 17, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) expresses disappointment with the absence of targeted investment and measures to bolster Canada’s domestic food and beverage manufacturers following the tabling of Federal Budget 2024 this week. Given the sector’s pivotal role as an essential service during the pandemic, FBC-ABC

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Industry disappointed in recent adjustments to the TFWP Workforce Solutions Road Map

Ottawa, March 25, 2024 – Canada’s food and beverage manufacturing sector expresses deep concern regarding the recently announced adjustments to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) Workforce Solutions Road Map. This announcement, which includes a reduction in the validity period of Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) and a decrease in the cap from 30% to

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Food and Beverage Canada welcomes recommendations of the House of Commons Committee on Finance in advance of Federal Budget 2024

Ottawa, February 27, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) welcomes the recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to the Minister of Finance, in advance of Federal Budget 2024, tabled yesterday in Parliament. In their report entitled “Shaping our Economic Future: Canadian Priorities”, the members of the House Finance Committee echoed

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Food and Beverage Canada Celebrates the Success of its Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Policy Event

OTTAWA, February 13, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), the national industry association for Canada’s domestic food and beverage manufacturing industry, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of its recent Board of Directors meeting and the much-anticipated annual policy breakfast. This event underscored the organization’s commitment to fostering collaboration within the agri-food sector.

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Investing in Canada’s Food and Beverage Manufacturing Sector: Recommendations Submitted for the 2024 Federal Budget

Ottawa, February 12, 2024 – With nearly 8,000 food and beverage manufacturers dispersed across the country, the majority small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), this sector plays a pivotal role in our nation’s economic landscape. As Canada’s second-largest manufacturing sector and the largest manufacturing employer, food and beverage manufacturers are strategically positioned at the heart of

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Food and Beverage Canada Submits Recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on Work Permits and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Ottawa, January 23, 2024 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) is pleased to share its submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Committee’s study on Open Work Permits and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. In our submission, we emphasize the critical

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Food and Beverage Canada and Provincial Associations Conclude Successful Time in Ottawa

Ottawa, November 28 – Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC), alongside Canada’s provincial and regional food and beverage manufacturing associations marked the culmination of a highly productive day in the nation’s capital by demonstrating a shared commitment to advancing the interests of Canada’s dynamic food and beverage manufacturing sector. The day kicked off with a roundtable

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Food and Beverage Canada welcomes extension of off-campus work hours for international students

Ottawa, December 7, 2023 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) applauds the recent announcement by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, extending the waiver on the 20-hour-per-week limit for off-campus work hours for international students until April 30, 2024. “We are encouraged by the government’s decision to extend the

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