News for Rural Communities

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  1. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with representatives from 22 industry associations on January 30, 2023, to discuss the creation of the Indo-Pacific Agriculture and Agri-Food Office (IPAAO).
  2. Today, Francis Drouin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of nearly $832,000 for Safi Enterprises Inc. under the Research and Innovation Stream of the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program.
  3. The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing $98,970 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to upgrade the University of Manitoba's Horticulture Storage Facility so it can conduct innovative potato research, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
  4. A total of $6 million in funding was announced today by Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit for livestock and forage research activities.
  5. “As Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and a member of Parliament for an agricultural region, I know that agriculture is about the passion of working your land and raising your animals. It is the pride of helping to feed the world in a sustainable way. It is the hope of passing on what you have built to your children, often following in the footsteps of your parents and grandparents.
  6. Government of Canada to announce support for a community recreation organization in Lower Sackville
  7. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, concluded a productive outreach to the United Kingdom and Germany, wrapping up a week of meetings and events.
  8. Media are invited to join the Parliamentary Secretary to the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to tour the laboratory sponsored by Greenfield Global at the University of Alberta.
  9. Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for the local economy to thrive
  10. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Eastern Passage
  11. As part of a commitment to sustainability and environmental action, the Canada and Manitoba governments are committing $55,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to study the viability of providing an alternative non-potable water source for non-food processing purposes to industrial park tenants in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
  12. Manitoba's crop insurance coverage is expected to increase for the upcoming crop year, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today.
  13. Media are invited to join Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Francis Drouin, to tour the Toronto laboratory of Genecis Bioindustries.
  14. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will travel to the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany to advance international agricultural trade, engage and promote collaboration with global partners to support world food security and highlight Canada’s work and contribution to open and predictable trade, agricultural innovation and inclusivity.
  15. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the six finalists of the Novel Technologies Streams for the Food Waste Reduction Challenge. Minister Bibeau met virtually with the finalists and learned more about their promising solutions to reduce food waste.
  16. The $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge was launched in November 2020 to advance diverse and high-impact solutions to food waste in Canada. The Novel Technologies Streams focus on technological solutions to food waste to extend the life of perishable food, transform food waste and accelerate their advancement in the Canadian market.
  17. We would like to commend the agri-food industry on the substantial progress they have made in developing Canada’s first-ever Grocery Code of Conduct.
  18. Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture met virtually to discuss key areas of interest for Canada's agricultural sector.
  19. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will announce the finalists selected under the Novel Technologies Streams of the Food Waste Reduction Challenge to find new solutions to food waste.
  20. Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced total funding of $17.6 million today for crop-related research in 2023.
  21. Five Nova Scotia communities are building and upgrading spaces enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to seniors. A playground, a gallery, a park, a hall and a senior’s recreation centre are getting a boost from the Government of Canada to promote social interaction, learning and physical activity. Amenities like these are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.
  22. Five Nova Scotia communities are building and upgrading spaces enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to seniors. A playground, a gallery, a park, a hall and a senior’s recreation centre are getting a boost from the Government of Canada to promote social interaction, learning and physical activity. Amenities like these are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities.
  23. A well-functioning supply chain is critical for Ontario and Canada’s economy. The Governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to ensuring our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support economic growth, as well as resilient and adaptable to the impacts of climate change.
  24. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Member of Parliament for Central Nova, will make an announcement regarding support for five organizations along the Eastern Shore and in Musquodoboit Valley.
  25. Rejuvenation project brings more tourism potential to coastal community
  26. Government of Canada to announce support to revitalize community waterfront
  27. Atlantic Canada’s tourism industry is vital to the region and hosting national sporting events can generate significant economic benefits by attracting visitors outside the traditional tourism season. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex Corporation (CBHRCC), in partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU), to revitalize the community’s multi-sport recreation facility.
  28. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced that Justine Hendricks has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farm Credit Canada (FCC). Mrs. Hendricks is the first female President and CEO of FCC.
  29. Since 2019, Justine Hendricks has held the position of Export Development Canada’s (EDC) Senior Vice-President and Chief Corporate Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Business and Enablement and sat on the executive committee. Her mandate was to align EDC’s focus on the core pillar of their 10-year strategy, by ensuring that EDC continued to be a leader for Canada and its customers on environment, social and governance principles, which included integrating sustainable business principles and practices for the environment, human rights and social well-being into each of EDC’s business lines. Mrs. Hendricks was also responsible for the design and execution of EDC’s Net Zero 2050 strategy.
  30. Emily Crocco has extensive experience in administrative law, having worked as legal counsel in both private practice and the federal courts. Her experience includes work with the Security Intelligence Review Committee and the Civilian Review and the RCMP Public Complaints
  31. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced the appointment of Emily Crocco as Chairperson and Full-Time Member of the Canada Agricultural Review Tribunal.
  32. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that the fourth payment under the Dairy Direct Payment Program (DDPP) is now available to dairy producers.
  33. Rural communities to benefit from increased connectivity to high-speed Internet
  34. As part of its ongoing work to position Manitoba as a global leader in sustainable protein, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing more than $600,000 through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to establish a hub that supports the implementation of Project ASPIRE (Accelerating Sustainable Protein Impact and Results), Agriculture Minister Derek Johnson announced today at the Manitoba Protein Summit.
  35. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced support for up to 79 new projects across Canada that promote food security in Indigenous, remote and Northern communities under the fourth phase of the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF).
  36. Projects announced under the Local Food Infrastructure Fund (LFIF) support community-based and not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to create long-term solutions to address food security challenges.To date, under the fourth intake of the program, 60 contribution agreements are signed with more to follow in the coming weeks.
  37. High Frequency Rail will transform passenger rail service in Canada through the creation of a faster, more frequent, accessible, and sustainable rail service among the major centres of Québec City, Trois-Rivières, Montréal, Ottawa, Peterborough, and Toronto.
  38. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns and neighbourhoods are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer.
  39. The Government of Canada invests more than $216,000 in Eastern P.E.I. communities to stimulate local economies and improve the quality of life of Canadians.
  40. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the launch of consultations to develop a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy (SAS) in collaboration with a diversity of partners.
  41. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, her Parliamentary Secretary, Francis Drouin and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Terry Duguid, accompanied by Canadian Federation of Agriculture President, Mary Robinson, will launch consultations for the development of a sustainable agriculture strategy.
  42. Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John's East, on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, on behalf of the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, today announced an $800,000 investment from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership that will help Country Ribbon Inc. deliver more fresh, local chicken to major retailers in Newfoundland and Labrador through the purchase of air-chill technology and secondary processing equipment.
  43. December 9, 2022 – St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  44. Newfoundland and Labrador's poultry sector is the second largest agricultural contributor in the province. To support its growth, the Member of Parliament for St. John's East, Joanne Thompson, announced a federal investment of up to $8 million for Country Ribbon to adopt advanced equipment that will increase productivity, while reducing its environmental footprint.
  45. Joanne Thompson, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East on behalf of both the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, will announce investments to modernize the poultry processing company, Country Ribbon, in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  46. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with agriculture stakeholders at the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatchewan, to discuss the Government of Canada’s new Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS).
  47. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Regina on Saturday to visit the Canadian Western Agribition and meet with industry stakeholders.
  48. Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, for an important funding announcement to support Indigenous women's and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations.
  49. Municipality of the District of Guysborough to make infrastructure upgrades at two sites
  50. Communities and hard-hit sectors can now apply to the Hurricane Fiona Recovery Fund