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  1. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, will be in Greenwich, Nova Scotia to highlight federal investments to help farmers across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador adopt sustainable farming practices.
  2. Increased opportunities for young people who are interested in developing entrepreneurial skills or gaining on-the-job work experience are critical to keeping youth in the region while building a strong, diverse, inclusive and innovative economy in Northern Ontario.
  3. Providing opportunities for young graduates and connecting organizations and businesses with a skilled and enthusiastic workforce is precisely what the Government of Canada’s internship initiative is helping to accomplish in Northern Ontario.
  4. Young Canadians are the future of the agriculture and agri-food sector, and it is important to give them a voice at the table. Today, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, unveiled the names of the members who will form the second cohort of the Canadian Agricultural Youth Council (CAYC). The inaugural meeting of this new group of 25 young people will be held later this summer. The members of this cohort will serve 18-month terms.
  5. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Sudbury on Friday, August 12, 2022, to announce funding support for agri-food business innovation and expansion in Northern Ontario.
  6. The growth of Canada's cherry industry is a major success story, exporting high-quality products to markets all over the world, while contributing to the economic vitality of rural communitites. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau and the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, the Honourable Mary Ng, announced that the Government of Canada has gained market access to South Korea for British Columbia's high-quality fresh cherries.
  7. The humane care and handling of farm animals, and the ability to track their movements, are an important part of the confidence consumers have in their food in Canada. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to nearly $3 million to three national organizations to enhance animal welfare and tracking in the country.
  8. Strong food supply chains are necessary to meet the needs of Canadians everywhere.
  9. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community spaces that promote social interaction, support health and well-being, and improve quality of life for residents and visitors. These spaces draw people together and into our neighbourhoods, to connect and rediscover all that our urban and rural communities have to offer.
  10. Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour, will announce FedNor support to help grow and diversify the agri-food sector and strengthen food supply chains in the Algoma district.
  11. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will make an announcement regarding support for community organizations.
  12. The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced today an investment of over $1.8 million under the AgriAssurance Program to assist Bioindustrial Innovation Canada to further develop quality standards to accelerate growth of the bioeconomy in the agriculture sector.
  13. Fostering economic development, boosting tourism, and promoting Atlantic Canada’s unique places and experiences are key to building strong communities. The Government of Canada is investing in the Town of Port Hawkesbury to re-invigorate its waterfront, creating new business opportunities and a welcoming, accessible space for residents and visitors to explore.
  14. Viviane Lapointe, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, will make an important infrastructure announcement in support of the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario. The announcement will be made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor.
  15. Mike Kelloway, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Cape Breton – Canso, will announce support to re-energize the waterfront in Port Hawkesbury.
  16. Black women entrepreneurs make important contributions to the Atlantic Canadian economy, despite facing systemic racism and obstacles in starting and growing their businesses. Reducing these barriers fosters a more inclusive and collaborative economy, leading to the innovations and technologies that improve our daily lives and drive our country forward.
  17. "Today, to mark Food Day Canada, I join foodies everywhere to celebrate our remarkable Canadian food. From farm to fork, thank you to all those who work hard to feed our country and a growing global population. I also salute chefs, professional and amateur, for your passion in turning Canadian ingredients into unforgettable feasts."
  18. The Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament for Halifax West, will announce funding to help Black women grow and launch early stage businesses in Nova Scotia.
  19. The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing $4 million to continue building a strong and competitive agri-food workforce. The second round of the Ontario Agri-Careers Support Initiative, which opens today and closes on September 8, 2022, provides funding for innovative pilot projects that are tailor-made to address employee needs at a local level.
  20. Farmers care about the health of their animals and make every effort to protect it. Disease outbreaks can still occur, resulting in significant losses for producers, the sector and the economy. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced over $1.2 million for three organizations to roll out insurance products to help poultry producers better manage risks and mitigate losses that may result from a disease outbreak.
  21. Canada has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes and wide open spaces; diverse and inclusive experiences; and welcoming people from coast to coast to coast who provide outstanding service.
  22. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that Agrilait S.E.C. in Saint-Guillaume, Quebec, will receive up to $859,833 through the Dairy Processing Investment Fund. This investment will help the company increase cheese production at Fromagerie St-Guillaume, reduce its production costs and, ultimately, strengthen food security.
  23. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, will make an announcement in support of the tourism industry in Prince Edward Island.
  24. Yesterday, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, concluded a tour of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of her ongoing discussions and engagement with rural partners and stakeholders across the province.
  25. Sustained economic growth in Atlantic Canada requires strong federal-provincial collaboration. Atlantic premiers and federal ministers are focused on addressing current and emerging issues to support the long-term economic growth in small and large communities across the region. .
  26. This week, the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached an agreement in principle for the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership at their Annual Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This new five-year agreement will inject $500 million in new funds, representing a 25% increase in the cost-shared portion of the partnership.
  27. This week, the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture reached an agreement in principle for the new, five-year, Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership at their Annual Meeting in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. They also advanced discussions on a number of priority areas for producers, processors and other stakeholders in the sector.
  28. The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier Newfoundland and Labrador, will hold a press conference following a meeting of the Atlantic Growth Strategy Leadership Committee.
  29. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be joined by the Honourable David Marit, Minister of Agriculture for Saskatchewan, and other provincial and territorial ministers for a media conference following the Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture.
  30. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from July 20 to 22 for the Annual Conference of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture.
  31. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns, neighbourhoods and parks are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. After more than two years of the pandemic, people are once again looking to frequent local businesses and rediscover their communities. As a result, organizations, business and tourism operators are developing fresh approaches and innovative ways to bring people back.
  32. Atlantic Canada’s main streets, downtowns, neighbourhoods and parks are vibrant spaces where people gather to enjoy all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. After more than two years of the pandemic, people are once again looking to frequent local businesses and rediscover their communities. As a result, organizations, business and tourism operators are developing fresh approaches and innovative ways to bring people back.
  33. Across the country, Canadian farmers are on the frontlines of climate change. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced 28 additional projects under the Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program. This investment of more than $8.7 million will support the adoption of clean technologies across Canada.
  34. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA, will announce support for three projects in Colchester County to help the region boost tourism and create growth opportunities for local businesses.
  35. Canada’s main streets, downtowns and public spaces are vibrant community assets that promote social interaction, physical activity and enjoyment among residents and visitors alike. They draw people together and into our neighbourhoods, to connect and rediscover all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. Our recovery is closely linked to the vitality of these places and the Government of Canada is supporting projects that strengthen them.
  36. Canada’s main streets, downtowns and public spaces are vibrant community assets that promote social interaction, physical activity and enjoyment among residents and visitors alike. They draw people together and into our neighbourhoods, to connect and rediscover all that our urban and rural communities have to offer. Our recovery is closely linked to the vitality of these places and the Government of Canada is supporting projects that strengthen them.
  37. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the Honourable Jim Carr, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, will be in Winnipeg
  38. Government of Canada to announce support for revitalization projects along the Northumberland Shore
  39. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the creation of nine new living labs across Canada. As farmers and Canadians face the brunt of the impacts of climate change, these new living labs will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the climate resiliency of our nation’s food systems.
  40. The Government of Canada announced nine new living labs in six provinces under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Agricultural Climate Solutions – Living Labs program.
  41. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, will be in Calgary, Alberta to announce support for on-farm research activities to develop and implement best practices to reduce greenhouse emissions in Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector.
  42. Canada’s bison producers deliver healthy, naturally grown products that are in demand here and around the world. Today, to kick off the International Bison Convention 2022, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $133,611 over two years to support economic growth for Canada’s bison industry.
  43. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  44. Government of Canada to announce support for a community organization in Hammonds Plains
  45. Canada’s plant-based food sector is evolving to meet the increasing global demand for protein. To ensure this development is matched by support for companies to commercialize their products, today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced over $1.4 million in funding for Big Mountain Foods 2 Ltd. in Delta, British Columbia.
  46. Today, Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced up to $939,035 in federal funding for Bell to improve mobile connectivity in the First Nations community of Les Atikamekw de Manawan.
  47. Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.
  48. Mr. Benoit Basillais has been a contributing member of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) workforce since 2003, where he started his CDC career as an economist. Having always been passionate about agriculture, he obtained
  49. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced that Benoit Basillais has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC), replacing Serge Riendeau.
  50. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced over $1 million in funding for SomaDetect Inc. and Vivid Machines Inc. through the AgriScience Program to help producers improve farm management and their bottom line.