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Feedlots to benefit from new animal care audit

August 13, 2018

“Dr. Joyce Van Donkersgoed, feedlot veterinarian, was instrumental in developing the audit program with the National Cattle Feeders’ Association. Canadian facilities JBS and Cargill Meats, and Tyson’s at Pasco, Washington, are involved with the program as are retailers and some companies like McDonald’s.

The program has received certification and approval from the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO), National Farm Animal Care Council and the Canadian Roundtable on Sustainable Beef.

It is available online and is offered in English, French and Spanish. It includes low-stress animal handling videos online.”

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Full list of federal cabinet changes after shuffle

July 23, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his cabinet ahead of the 2019 election. Here is an updated list of ag-related federal cabinet ministers following the July 18 shuffle:

  • Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
  • Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification
  • Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources
  • Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
  • Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
  • Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
  • Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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