News for Rural Communities

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  1. Canada has strong business and people-to-people ties across the Indo-Pacific region, and the Government of Canada will continue working to create new opportunities for Canadian farmers, producers, and the agri-food sector with key trading partners.
  2. People visiting and living in and around Banff will be better served with improvements to transit services as well as to notable local cultural and essential service buildings after a combined investment of more than $13 million from the federal government and municipal partners.
  3. The federal government is investing $8,789,777 through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS) and COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), the Rural Transit Solutions Fund (RTSF), as well as the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program to support five projects for public transit and active transportation improvements as well as ventilation and lighting infrastructure upgrades in Banff, Alberta.
  4. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Compton—Stanstead, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce significant financial support to strengthen Canada's leading position in the pork sector through strategic research initiatives that will advance sustainability, resilience and growth opportunities.
  5. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has completed its farm income forecast for 2023 and 2024, with results showing that overall Canadian farm income is expected to have reached a new record in 2023.
  6. The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have announced 34 million to support farm businesses committed to improving their farming practices.
  7. Improvements to local roads will benefit Islanders and their businesses, with work taking place thanks to the combined investment of more than $21.4 million from the federal and Prince Edward Island governments.
  8. Today and every day, Canada's hard-working farmers put fresh, nutritious food on our tables, and consistently deliver the very best agricultural products, all while caring for our planet.
  9. Canada is the largest exporter of pulses in the world, shipping a significant amount of dry peas, lentils, beans and chickpeas to over 120 countries every year—making the pulse industry a key driver of the Canadian economy.
  10. Ben Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce investments to help increase sustainability and competitiveness in the pulse sector.
  11. Canada and Ontario investing $13 million to support upgrades in the meat processing sector
  12. Canada and Ontario doubling investment to help the sector develop new markets
  13. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of up to $89 million for 49 projects across Canada under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund. This Fund is a key part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting processors in supply-managed sectors in addressing the impacts of recent international trade agreements.
  14. On February 5, 2024, the Government of Canada announced 49 projects funded under the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund, valued at a total of $89 million.
  15. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will announce investments to help supply-managed processors across Canada increase productivity and improve competitiveness.
  16. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced that the Government of Canada will become a founding member of the Efficient Fertilizer Consortium (EFC).
  17. Today, Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced updates to Saskatchewan’s 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program, administered by the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC).
  18. The South Shuswap Transportation Society, which operates South Shuswap Rides, will soon expand their service with the purchase of a second electric vehicle. After a combined investment of $95,327 from the federal and local governments, as well as the South Shuswap Transportation Society, this expansion will support South Shuswap Rides’ door-to-door transportation service.
  19. The next generation of innovators will be critical to finding forward-thinking, sustainable solutions to address the challenges of a swiftly changing world. In Nova Scotia, the Government of Canada is helping Cape Breton University develop the high-quality educational infrastructure needed to advance important research and learning, and help future innovators reach their full potential.
  20. The governments of Canada and Alberta are expanding drought livestock assistance eligibility to help producers maintain breeding herds.
  21. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso, will make an announcement regarding funding for Cape Breton University.
  22. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food issued the following statement to mark Bell Let’s Talk Day:
  23. The Canada and Manitoba governments through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) are investing over $1.5 million over the next 5 years to the Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) for the FarmSafe Manitoba program to promote safe and healthy farm operations in Manitoba, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister, Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  24. A total of $6.8 million in funding was announced today by Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit for livestock and forage research activities.
  25. Work to strengthen Newfoundland and Labrador's agriculture sector continues with over $7 million in approved funding to support more than 110 projects in Newfoundland and Labrador since the launch of the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) in April 2023.
  26. Investments by the governments of Canada and Ontario through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) are resulting in over $16 million worth of energy cost savings projects to help food processing businesses increase energy efficiency and lower their costs.
  27. Agriculture connects so many communities in Canada and the United States, and both countries depend on our strong trade relationship and ongoing cooperation.
  28. From coast to coast, food banks and community organizations provide vital support and services to address local food security needs and increase access to healthy food.
  29. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $8 million, through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), to create or increase processing efficiencies and enhance food safety in the province's dairy processing sector.
  30. The Canada and Manitoba governments through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) are investing over $1.3 million over 5 years to Assiniboine Community College (ACC) for Horticulture Production through innovative and sustainable production practices and protective system technologies, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  31. The 154 projects announced to date under the fifth intake of the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) total up to $8.4 million to help improve food security in communities through investments in equipment and infrastructure needs. More approved projects will be announced soon.
  32. Manitoba’s AgriInsurance program is expected to provide farmers with nearly $5 billion in coverage on an estimated 9.55 million acres for the upcoming crop year, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  33. The Canada and Manitoba governments through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) are investing $450,000 over 3 years towards the Manitoba Farmer Wellness Program (MFWP) to provide access to professional counselling services to Manitoba’s agricultural community, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Premier Wab Kinew and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  34. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will announce investments to support food security across Canada. He will be joined by Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Conestoga
  35. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet and check in with family and friends.
  36. The Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund is helping communities build resilience for future climate-related weather events
  37. The Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, will make an important funding announcement related to supply chains and airport improvements at the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport. He will be joined by Brendan Hanley, Member of Parliament for Yukon, and Nils Clarke, Minister of Highways and Public Works, Government of Yukon.
  38. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  39. Today, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced a total of $14.7 million to support crop-related research in 2024.
  40. The Rural Municipality of Wellington has completed a feasibility and viability study to identify transit recommendations. The municipality will also expand the Sunset Drive sidewalk to enable safer pedestrian access to local businesses on this major road. These two projects are the result of a combined investment of $429,110 from the federal government and the Rural Municipality of Wellington.
  41. The Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund is helping communities build resilience for future climate-related weather events
  42. Climate comfort centres play an essential role during extreme weather events, offering residents a place to shelter, charge devices, use the internet, and check in with family and friends.
  43. Investments in northern infrastructure help build stronger, more inclusive communities and ensure northerners and their families have access to modern, reliable infrastructure that meets their unique needs. Communities across Nunavut will benefit from the construction of crucial infrastructure and the establishment of vital services thanks to a joint investment of more than $194 million from the federal and territorial governments.
  44. Joint funding with territorial and local partners through various programs including the Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program (GICB); the Rural Transit Solutions Fund (RTSF); the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) will support eight significant projects across Nunavut.
  45. Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut; and the Honourable David Joanasie, Minister of Community and Government Services for the Government of Nunavut.
  46. Innovative new equipment will help businesses operate more efficiently while meeting growing demand
  47. The governments of Canada and Manitoba have expanded eligibility and are providing funding under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s (Sustainable CAP) Carbon Sequestration and Grasslands Resilience stream of the Resilient Agricultural Landscape Program (RALP) to support additional Manitoba producers, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  48. The Manitoba government has signed a contribution agreement for funding through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), to provide $2.9 million over 2 years for the Azure Sustainable Fuels Corp.’s Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today.
  49. Government of Canada funding helps Nova Scotia A&D companies expand, innovate and automate
  50. Nova Scotia’s aerospace and defence community has become an important source of economic growth and opportunity for the province. The Government of Canada is investing through ACOA’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program to help five Nova Scotia companies scale up, automate and attract new customers.