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Harper Government Secures Access for Fresh British Columbia Blueberries to China
The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture, and the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, today announced that Canada and China have agreed to sustained market access for fresh British Columb
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Canada Regains Market Access for Live Swine to Chile
The Harper Government has re-established market access to Chile for live swine, a market that industry estimates was worth approximately $350,000 in 2013. Canada had been Chile's main supplier of live swine for over 10 years, prior to 2014 when Chile temp
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Statement by Minister of Agriculture on vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)
"Today's vote‎ in the U.S. House of Representatives sends a strong bipartisan message that COOL must be repealed once and for all." "The Administration and Congress know that COOL is costing thousands of American jobs and billions in economic har
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Saskatchewan's Premises Identification Database for livestock now available
Today, the federal and provincial governments launched the new online Saskatchewan Premises Identification (PID) Database to improve the response to and prevention of livestock emergencies.
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Canada to Seek WTO Authorization in Response to Country of Origin Labelling
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced that Canada will seek World Trade Organization (WTO) authorization to impose over $3 billion in retaliatory meas
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Minister Ritz Calls for Repeal of U.S. Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) in Washington, D.C.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has wrapped up a series of key meetings with U.S. representatives and industry groups in Washington, D.C., where he repeated Canada’s call for the United States (U.S.) to repeal its discriminatory Country of Origin L
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Minister Ritz Continues Push for Repeal of Country of Origin Labelling
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is leading a mission to Washington, D.C., this week where he will reassert Canada’s position that the United States (U.S.) must repeal its protectionist Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) measure for beef and pork th
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