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  1. Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants will highlight a new program to help farmers and agri-businesses develop and adopt clean technologies and participate in a virtual tour of Elmridge
  2. Neil Ellis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will highlight new program to help farmers and agri-businesses develop and adopt clean technologies and participate
  3. Minister Jim Carr will highlight new program to help farmers and agri-businesses develop and adopt clean technologies and participate in a virtual tour with a leading developer of clean grain dryer technology
  4. From current drought and dry field conditions to flooding in recent years, extreme weather events continue to create challenges for Manitoba farmers. The Government of Canada is working with the agricultural sector to equip
  5. Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid will announce federal investment to help Manitoba producers better understand and manage
  6. The federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Quebec Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced the creation of the Ministerial Initiative on Agri-Food Action/Prevention (MIAAP) for the management of health and food risks, which will remain in effect until March 1, 2023.
  7. Precision Countertops using automation to create export opportunities
  8. A Competition Bureau investigation led to multiple criminal charges against Mr. Terry Croteau of Ontario alleging the use of deceptive telemarketing and false or misleading statements to get Canadian businesses to sign up for listings in online directories.
  9. Alberta’s government has streamlined its Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) grant process to make it easier for producers to access grants.
  10. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $1.4 million and working with 4-H Ontario to develop educational content and first-hand learning experiences to inspire the next generation to explore exciting careers in the agri-food sector.
  11. Officials from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will hold a technical briefing for media regarding the upcoming 3500 MHz spectrum auction, which will open on June 15, 2021. The briefing will take place via teleconference.
  12. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, spoke yesterday with Ramon Lopez, the Philippines’ Secretary of Trade and Industry.
  13. A strong and vibrant agri-food and agri-tech ecosystem is critical to Canada’s recovery, long-term growth, and global competitiveness.
  14. More than $1million in federal funding through Western Economic Diversification Canada will support agri-food innovation in rural Manitoba.
  15. The Cantons-de-l’Est business will pursue growth as it prepares to develop new markets.
  16. Reinforcing international trade policies that promote growth and prosperity for all businesses, communities, and economies will be key to ensuring an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  17. Investments to support business scale-up and productivity in Manitoba
  18. Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario and Official Languages), will make an important virtual announcement in Alfred. Parliamentary Secretary Lalonde will be joined by Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell.
  19. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce Government of Canada funding to support the growth of Entreprises Dauphinais, an innovative SME that manufactures niche products for the food industry.
  20. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will provide a keynote to business leaders from Canada’s agri-food and agri-tech sectors.
  21. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are advising that livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions on pasture in Manitoba can apply for funding to support water source development under Ag Action Manitoba.
  22. Tourism is essential to the vitality of businesses and communities in Grey and Simcoe counties and the cities of Barrie and Orillia, with millions of visitors traditionally drawn to the area’s attractions such as ski hills, beaches and wineries each year. The sector has been hit hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and tourism-related businesses are working hard to build back stronger.
  23. The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will announce an investment that will advance transport electrification in Canada.
  24. The workforce of Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector is an economic driver in coastal and rural communities, and is vital to the national food supply chain. The sector faced immense challenges due to COVID-19, and the Government of Canada worked quickly to ensure it had the support it needed during this unprecedented time.
  25. Ali Ehsassi, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Innovation and Industry), will deliver a speech to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, followed by a virtual Q&A session on investments announced in Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience.
  26. The workforce of Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector is an economic driver in coastal and rural communities, and is vital to the national food supply chain. The sector faced immense challenges due to COVID-19, and the Government of Canada worked quickly to ensure it had the support it needed during this unprecedented time.
  27. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver a keynote address at the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s annual Invest Canada conference.
  28. Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, concluded her participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting. Hosted by New Zealand and championing the theme Join, Work, Grow. Together, the meeting was held virtually on June 4 and 5, 2021.
  29. As part of the Government of Canada’s strengthened climate plan, the new Agricultural Clean Technology Program aims to create a supportive environment for the development and adoption of clean technologies that will promote sustainable growth in Canada’s agriculture sector, while helping to drive the changes required to achieve a low-carbon economy.
  30. Today, during Canadian Environment Week, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced details of the new $165.7-million Agricultural Clean Technology Program.
  31. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce a major investment to support clean technologies in the agricultural sector.
  32. Today, while speaking at the Annual General Meeting of the Éleveurs de porcs du Québec, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced over $922,000 through the AgriScience Program for two Québec pork organizations, which will help advance innovation within the sector.
  33. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Neil Ellis, launched the federal consultation process for the Next Agricultural Policy Framework. They shared Canada’s vision for a sustainable future for the agriculture and agri-food sector in a virtual event with stakeholders.
  34. More than $11.5 million in federal funding through Western Economic Diversification Canada will support business scale-up and productivity in Saskatchewan.
  35. The workforce of Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector is an economic driver in coastal and rural communities, and is vital to the national food supply chain. The sector faced immense challenges due to COVID-19, and the Government of Canada worked quickly to ensure it had the support it needed during this unprecedented time.
  36. The CRTC is inviting all interested persons to comment on whether there is a need for a three-digit number, such as the 9-8-8 three digit code in the United States, for a national mental health crisis and suicide prevention service. The CRTC is examining the advantages, challenges and costs associated with the deployment of this three-digit number.
  37. Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada met with economic development leaders from the Prairies to discuss the new Prairie-focused regional development agency investment from Budget 2021.
  38. The Governments of Canada and Ontario are launching a new targeted beekeeper intake to support and strengthen the health of managed honey bees and Ontario’s beekeeping sector.
  39. The Government of Canada is committed to diversifying trade and investment with key markets around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region, as part of its commitment to supporting a strong, resilient, and inclusive economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  40. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Parliamentary Secretary Neil Ellis, will give remarks at a live virtual event on the upcoming federal consultations for the Next Agricultural Policy Framework. Minister Bibeau will then host a media availability.
  41. Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, and the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Honourable Mary Ng, announced that the new Canada Recovery Hiring Program, would be available retroactively to June 6, 2021.
  42. The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario and His Worship, John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto will announce support for the growth of underrepresented talent in the tech and innovation sectors.
  43. International cooperation is essential to addressing the health, economic and social crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring a strong, inclusive, and sustainable global economy as the world builds back better from the pandemic.
  44. The workforce of Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector is an economic driver in coastal and rural communities, and is vital to the national food supply chain. The sector faced immense challenges due to COVID-19, and the Government of Canada worked quickly to ensure it had the support it needed during this unprecedented time.
  45. Atlantic Canada’s fish and seafood sector has faced significant challenges and financial hardship since the downturn in the economy due to COVID-19. That is why the Government of Canada is helping fish and seafood processors navigate these difficult times with support through the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund.
  46. The Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, and Quebec’s Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, André Lamontagne, announced that businesses under organic production or in transition to organic production are now also eligible for the increase in the maximum assistance granted under the Advisory Services Program to simplify access to assistance measures and to increase the impact on agricultural and agri-food businesses.
  47. Canada's supply-managed poultry and egg farmers are part of the backbone of the Canadian agriculture sector and the Canadian economy. Despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to produce high-quality products for Canadians and keep our rural communities competitive and resilient.
  48. The Lévis-based organization will be able to continue assisting manufacturers with their technological development and their transition to Industry 4.0.
  49. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, and Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, to the President of the Treasury Board and to the Minister of Digital Government and Chair of the Parliamentary Black Caucus, will make an announcement on the Black Entrepreneurship Program.
  50. The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade; and Greg Fergus, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, to the President of the Treasury Board and to the Minister of Digital Government and Chair of the Parliamentary Black Caucus; will make an announcement on the Black Entrepreneurship Program.