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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Ethiopian girls encouraged to get educated, dream big

By Amanda Thorsteinsson, Communications Officer, Canadian Foodgrains Bank On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of girls and women around the world. We believe investing in girls, including making sure they have the proper nourishment to … Continue reading

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Transparency Key to an Efficient Rail Transportation System

Agriculture Industry CTA Review Coalition submitting recommendations to Canada Transportation Act Review Panel OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 24 — The Canadian Transportation Act Review Coalition – agricultural groups representing the vast majority of shippers of bulk and processed grains and a broad … Continue reading

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Walmart Supercentres’ food retailing model not quite right

Falls short in attracting Canada’s sophisticated consumer By Sylvain Charlebois, Professor of Food Distribution and Policy, College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph As Target prepares to leave Canada, Walmart is marching on with the next installment of its … Continue reading

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EPA puts another roadblock in front of Keystone XL pipeline

But killing it will be worse for the environment and pose more danger to the public in both Canada and the US By Kenneth P. Green, Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies, The Fraser Institute The newest entrant into the ongoing … Continue reading

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Land claims greatest deterrent to investment in BC

If B.C. wants to increase investment in mining, think land claims – not permits By Ravina Bains and Taylor Jackson, The Fraser Institute More than 10,700 British Columbians were employed in the mining sector in 2013 with an average salary … Continue reading

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We should have seen a collapse in oil prices coming

Back in the ’80s, the Saudis also pulled the plug after their market share was threatened By Gwyn Morgan The Los Angeles Times headline reads, “Oil Glut, Price Collapse Spreads Across World Economies: As producers squirm, other nations rejoice”. That … Continue reading

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Canadian employers waste $5B a year on inefficient drug coverage

Money would be better spent on increasing salaries and improving other benefits such as dental care By Alan Cassels, Expert Advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca and a researcher with the Faculty of Human and Social Development, University of Victoria; and Sean O’Brady, PhD … Continue reading

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