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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"Today's vote‎ in the U.S. House of Representatives sends a strong bipartisan message that COOL must be repealed once and for all."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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Minister Ritz Announces Appointment to the Canadian Dairy Commission
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today the appointment of Alistair Johnston as Chairperson of the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) Board of Directors. Mr. Johnston's appointment is for a 4-year term effective August 1st, 2015. Biographical notes a
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More Western Livestock Producers Eligible for Tax Relief
The Government of Canada has announced a final list of designated regions where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2014 due to the impact of drought or excessive moisture conditions on forage production.
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