On Jan. 25, deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland launched pre-budget consultations with stakeholders. | Screencap via letstalkbudget2021.ca

CFA calls for continued support in next federal budget

Federal budget consultations are underway, with agricultural groups lobbying the government to support the industry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Jan. 25, deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland launched pre-budget consultations with stakeholders. “We want to hear ideas from Canadians, from all walks of life, on how to restore strong […] Read more


The Liberal government is investing $6.6 billion in science and innovation funding — including $2.8 billion aimed at

Scientific research big winner in federal budget

Canadians who were hoping for a repeat of the 2017 federal budget that doubled down on the economic growth potential of the agriculture sector will be sorely disappointed. Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled Ottawa’s latest budget roadmap Tuesday, highlights of which include a major overhaul of how this country conducts scientific research and a target […] Read more



Good times in agriculture make Ag Canada budget cutting easier to swallow

Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, celebrating five years in the portfolio later this summer, has become the purveyor of good news. His department recently produced an overview document for the agri-food sector in 2012 that was largely a recitation of growth, income records and good prospects. At a March 30 news conference about the previous day’s […] Read more