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Legislative Issues - Canada

A preliminary injunction to stop the implementation of the latest version of a country-of-origin labelling law was filed in a U.S. District Court yesterday by a coalition of North American meat processors and livestock organizations. The injunction should be considered within weeks, although there is no specific timeline, said a news release from the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.   Read More...


In 1985, FCC established a system with 245 benchmark farm properties to monitor variations in bareland values across Canada. Since 1990, the benchmark properties have been appraised semi-annually in January and July. These selected parcels represent the most prevalent classes of agriculture soil in each part of the country. Changes in value are weighted based on cultivated farmland per area.   Read More...


Nobody pays any attention to politics in the summer. Nothing that happened in the last two months will matter at the next federal election, two years hence, nor are the parties’ present standings in the polls precursors of anything. Yes, indeed. Unless, of course, people have been paying attention, enough to form lasting impressions of the parties and their leaders that will shape how they vote on election day.   Read More...


Ottawa "will vigorously lobby against" a proposal to charge every vehicle and pedestrian a fee to enter the United States at any land border crossing, says a spokeswoman for Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.   Read More...