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UCC welcomes Ukraine’s minister of agrarian policy to Canada

May 3, 2015

“Canada continues to support the Ukrainian government and its people as they work to restore political and economic stability in the face of ongoing Russian aggression. We will continue our work towards concluding a Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement, which was announced during my last trade mission to Kyiv in January 2015. The agreement will create new market opportunities and will further strengthen the Canada-Ukraine partnership in peace and prosperity,” Minister Fast said.

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Canada Beef launches three-year business plan

April 28, 2015

New strategy focuses on producers, products, world class standards and sustainability

Developed with input from grassroots producers, retailers, food services, processors and other partners in the Canadian beef supply chain, the new strategy is based on four pillars of the Canadian beef brand: producer, product, world class standards and sustainability.

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Harper Government announces more help for new Canadians to get into job market faster

April 13, 2015

The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, pledged to carefully study the Panel’s recommendations, which include the need to:

  • require each regulated occupation to develop a single national standard and point of contact and insist that skilled immigrants take the initiative to have their qualifications assessed prior to arriving in Canada;
  • develop a broader strategy for alternative careers, with a more prominent role for regulators, that will support newcomers as part of the licensing process;
  • produce better, more coordinated labour market information targeted at newcomers; and
  • create a sense of shared responsibility among all stakeholders for helping immigrants find jobs that match their skills, with a focus on engaging employers.

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Better genetics puts tastier beef on plate

April 9, 2015

Heavy culling due to drought, combined with better genetic information have improved beef flavour

The quality of Canadian beef is rising, and that bodes well for consumers’ continued willingness to pay for it, says beef expert Larry Corah.

Corah, the vice-president of supply development for Certified Angus Beef, said grade information in Canada and the United States shows that more beef is grading prime and triple A.

“We’ve seen a little less of a trend in Canada, but the first two or three months in 2015, we’ve seen a little bit of an uptick in both the amount of prime as well as triple A beef produced in Canada,” he said.

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