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Report of the Standing Committee on Finance

December 8, 2016

CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH: TOOLS FOR PEOPLE, BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES

Report of the Standing Committee on Finance
Hon. Wayne Easter Chair
DECEMBER 2016
42 nd PARLIAMENT, 1 st SESSION

See pages 57 and 67 for noted input from the National Cattle Feeders’ Association
Labour recommendations: page 45
Agriculture recommendations: page 61 and 62
Infrastructure recommendations: page 74 and 75

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Bovine TB in Alberta and Saskatchewan

November 26, 2016

New information on Bovine TB

The investigation overview page has been updatedhttp://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659 

Inquiries from producers can be sent in using the link in the additional information section at: http://inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/tuberculosis/investigation-se-alberta-and-sw-saskachewan/eng/1477438380160/1477438380659 

The email address for referrals from the associations into the CFIA is: CFIA-Comm-comm-ACIA.TB2016@inspection.gc.ca

Financial support available for cattle producers affected by Bovine TB

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has provided information on existing programs that could potentially assist ranchers and producers affected by the TB quarantine.

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Trump team flags Canadian livestock and lumber as targets in NAFTA reset

November 16, 2016

Perrin Beatty, president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, said statements Mr. Trump made during the campaign suggest every aspect of Canada-U.S. trade is up for negotiation.

Mr. Beatty said the direction it appears the United States will take should spur Canada to build new markets. “It highlights the importance of diversifying our trading relationship.”

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Beef access to Mexico resumes; could be bigger than expected

October 8, 2016

Ron Glaser, vice-president of corporate affairs for Canada Beef, who was in Mexico with MacAulay, said exports to Mexico could be much higher (up to $200 million) because Mexico is a diverse market with many opportunities for beef products. “This action will certainly help Canadian packers be more competitive against their U.S. counterpart, by being able to offer a broader range of products,” he said.

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