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Dark days ahead for supply management

Drop in milk price presages threat from CETA By Sylvain Charlebois, Professor of Food Distribution and Policy, College of Business and Economics, Guelph University For the first time in 22 years, the Canadian Dairy Commission has decided to reduce the … Continue reading

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Canada looks set for another year of modest economic growth

The underlying economic picture is more favourable than a glance at the headlines may suggest By Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President, Business Council of British Columbia The early weeks of 2015 have been a reminder that we live in a … Continue reading

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2015 Agri-energy & Waste Management Forum

  2015 Agri-energy & Waste Management Forum January 30th and 31st 2015 Tradex, Abbotsford (1190 Cornell Street, BC) Renewable energy and waste management technologies take advantage of underutilised resources, diversify income, manage waste and reduce costs. The 2015 Agri-energy & … Continue reading

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Pacific Agriculture Show 2015

By Grant Ullyot The Pacific Agriculture Show (PacAg Show) since its inception 17 years ago has always placed a strong emphasis on innovation. Equipment displays often give farmers a look into the future with recent developments that could futher enhance … Continue reading

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Green or Greedy? Corporations’ Role in Global Sustainable Development

Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014 explores the shifting role of corporations in the UN’s global effort for sustainability As national governments flounder to resolve pressing global challenges, corporations are positioning themselves within the United Nations framework as efficient … Continue reading

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Investment Agriculture Foundation seeks nominations for Innovation Award

The Investment Agriculture Foundation of B.C. (IAF) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Agriculture and Agri-Food. This award celebrates B.C.’s agriculture and agri-food leaders who have implemented specific projects or initiatives leading to … Continue reading

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Special interest groups eroding Canada’s prosperity

A society that doesn’t understand how its wealth is generated is destined to lose it By Gwyn Morgan It’s been 30 years since Mancur Olson, the late American economist, wrote Rise and Decline of Nations. The premise of his widely-acclaimed … Continue reading

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