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Trudeau Unveils New Cabinet

  Food and Beverage Canada congratulates the members of Canada’s federal Liberal Cabinet on their recent appointments.   In particular, we would like to acknowledge the appointment of Chrystia Freeland as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs.  It is critical that women across Canada, and indeed around the world, witness for themselves the …

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Election 2019

  Having won the most seats in Election 2019, Justin Trudeau has indicated his plans to form a minority government, rejecting any possibility of forming a coalition with other parties.   The Liberals are now left to govern in a difficult and fragile political environment – one made more challenging by the regional polarization in …

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Conservative election platform released

  On the eve of the Thanksgiving weekend, Canada’s federal Conservative Party released its 2019 Federal Election Platform.   Regulatory Modernization Reduce the federal regulatory burden by 25% over 4 years by setting targets for each minister and each department. Implement a 2-for-1 rule requiring the federal government to get rid of two regulations before …

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Liberals release election platform

On October 5, the Liberals released their 2019 Election Platform Forward: A Real Plan for the Middle Class. Food and Beverage Canada has reviewed this platform which sets out the priorities Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party will focus on if re-elected. The platform shines a spotlight on middle class Canadians with a focus on children, families and …

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Federal Funding Announced for National Food and Beverage Processing Research

The federal government has committed close to $4.6 million towards national food and beverage processing research. The funding, announced by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will support the Canadian Food Innovators’ (CFI) research cluster, “Using science and innovation to strengthen Canada’s value-added food industry”. “We appreciate this investment by Agriculture and …

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FBC-ABC Attends FPT Session in Quebec City

The annual conference of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Agriculture took place from July 17 to 19 in Quebec City. Key issues impacting Canada’s agriculture and food processing sectors, including trade and market access, labour and regulations were frontline concerns at this session with an agenda mirroring the priorities identified in the federal Agri-food …

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Minister Carr announces investment in Canadian food and beverage processing innovation

Ottawa – July 19, 2019 – Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced an investment of up to $30 million in the Canadian Food Innovators Network (CFIN) to be led by Canadian Food Innovators. Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) …

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New Agri-Food Immigration Pilot Attracts Talent to Industry

  The Government of Canada’s commitment to launch a three year economic immigration pilot will assist in addressing current and forecasted labour shortages for food and beverage manufacturers. The pilot will focus on the meat processing sector by attracting and retaining workers through a pathway to permanent residents. A maximum of 2,750 principal applicants plus …

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National Approach to Standards and Targets Key to Successful Implementation of Canada’s Plastics Ban

Ottawa, June 17, 2019 – Food and Beverage Canada – Aliments et boissons Canada (FBC-ABC) acknowledges the Government of Canada’s leadership in announcing that it will ban harmful single-use plastics as early as 2021 and will work with provinces and territories to implement standards and reduction targets for companies that manufacture or use plastics. This …

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View the PrimeTime Politics interview with Kathleen Sullivan on June 10, 2019 to learn more about the Government of Canada’s ban on single-use plastics.

Interview with PrimeTime Politics, Peter Van Dusen, provides insight on the recent announcement and implications to Canadian food and beverage manufacturers.
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2019 Federal Budget Recognizes Labour, Competitiveness Issues as Key Priorities for Canadian Food & Beverage Business Success

Aliments et boissons Canada estimates that by 2025 food and beverage manufacturing businesses across Canada will have up to 100,000 unfilled positions.
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2018 Fall Economic Statement Includes Positive Change for Canadian Food & Beverage Manufacturers

A number of measures announced in the 2018 Fall Economic Statement delivered yesterday demonstrate the federal government’s commitment to support competitiveness and new investment in Canada’s food and beverage processing sector, according to Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC).
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Food and Beverage Canada on recent action taken by the United States on tariffs

Food and Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) shares the concerns of the Government of Canada, as well as the business and manufacturing community, on the recent actions taken by the United States in regards to imposing punitive tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium from Canada.
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Food & Beverage Canada (FBC-ABC) sees opportunity to grow in Federal Budget 2018

Budget 2018 continues the commitment to supporting agri-food
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Food & Beverage Canada hires first CEO

Kathleen Sullivan appointed as chief executive officer of the recently launched Food & Beverage Canada
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Broad Coalition Calls on Federal Government to Create a National Food Policy Council

The government of Canada is moving forward with the development of a much needed Food Policy for Canada
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Food & Beverage Canada is launched

Over 1,500 food and beverage processing businesses across the country unite to launch new Ottawa-based, national organization mandated to work with governments and other stakeholders on industry priorities.
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