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B.C. Agrifood Excels Through Canada and B.C. Funded Research and Programs
In the second half of 2014, the governments of Canada and British Columbia (B.C.) invested approximately $7.2 million to support business development, innovation, food safety, and sustainability in B.C.'s agriculture sector.
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Minister Fast and Minister Ritz Congratulate Canadian Business Award Winner
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today congratulated Olymel, winner of the 2015 Canadian Business Award, which recognizes Canadian agri-food companies that have
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Harper Government Highlights Increase in Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption for Owners of Farm and Fishing Businesses
Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Gerry Ritz today highlighted the increase in the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption (LCGE) for owners of farm and fishing businesses announced in Economic Action Plan 2015.
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New Trade Advisor to Improve Ontario's Access to Chinese Markets
Ontario is creating a new Beijing-based agri-food trade advisor position to help the province's agri-food sector expand into the Chinese market. The new in-market trade advisor will be a seasoned food industry professional with business experience in glob
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Economic Action Plan 2015 a commitment to Jobs, Growth, & Security
MP Gerry Ritz welcomes the Conservative Government’s Economic Action Plan 2015. The plan will support jobs and growth in Battlefords-Lloydminster, will help our families and communities prosper, and will ensure the security of all Canadians.
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Grain Bag Recycling Program Receives $200,000 to Meet Demand
The federal and provincial governments have committed $200,000 to the continuation of the Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project in 2015. The program collects both grain bags and twine province-wide.
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Stronger CWB increases competition in grain sector
Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Government of Canada approval of a deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector. With
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