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What will a Liberal Government Mean for Canadian Agriculture?

November 16, 2015

CANADA – As the new, majority Liberal Government under Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau (above), gets down to work, the agricultural community is looking forward to more openness and engagement with the industry than it had under the outgoing conservatives, writes Angela Lovell.

“We are starting to see signals already that this Government wants to engage stakeholders in some of the discussions,” said Ron Bonnett, President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA).

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Prime Minister announces Canada’s Growth and Investment Strategies

“Working with my fellow G20 leaders, we can strengthen the global economy and, in turn, ensure all Canadians have a real and fair chance to succeed. When the middle class has more money to save, invest, and grow the economy, we all benefit, and I am proud to share a new and positive Canadian vision for stronger growth and investment. We are committed to working with our G20 partners to make a real and valuable contribution to a more peaceful and prosperous world.”– Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada – See more at: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/11/15/prime-minister-announces-canadas-growth-and-investment-strategies#sthash.fjGmbFV2.dpuf

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Prime Minister Trudeau’s Ministerial Mandate Letters

November 14, 2015

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Mandate Letter

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Mandate Letter

Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Mandate Letter

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Mandate Letter

Minister of Health Mandate Letter

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mandate Letter

Minister of International Trade Mandate Letter 

Minister of Transport Mandate Letter

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Canada’s new ag minister pledges to listen to farmers

November 11, 2015

Lawrence MacAulay leans in favour of the TPP deal and hopes the Americans blink on COOL

Manitoba Co-operator – After just six days as Canada’s new agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay hasn’t taken a position on a number of agricultural issues, but he knows how he will: “I intend to listen to the man that does the work — the farmer.”

Former Saskatchewan farmer and agriculture minister Ritz, enjoyed a close relationship with many Western farm organizations. MacAulay said he’s determined to “get close” to Western Canada farm groups too.

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