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With natural capital and trust, Canada can become an agrifood powerhouse

By Ted Bilyea and David McInnes, contributed to the Globe and Mail, published Wednesday, July 20 2016. Ted Bilyea is chair and David McInnes is president and CEO of the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute. What would you guess is the … Continue reading

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Canada after the Brexit vote: Part 2

From FCC June 30 2016 In the face of the sudden uncertainty – the markets had expected Britain to remain – the stock market lost $2 trillion the day after the vote as investors fled to the safety of gold, … Continue reading

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Canada after the Brexit vote: Part 1

Published on FCC Express: Jun 30, 2016 On June 23, British citizens voted on “Brexit” – whether Britain should remain a member of the European Union (EU), a bloc of 28 countries or withdraw. The “Leave” vote won, setting in … Continue reading

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Driving Range Becomes Corn Field in Support of Global Hunger

Golfers who come to Riverrun Golf Club in Truro, Nova Scotia, looking to practice their swing at the course’s driving range are in for a surprise this summer. A field of corn has taken over the driving range. But it’s … Continue reading

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Sign up for Educators’ Tour of Nicaragua in August

The deadline is fast approaching for applications for Canadian Foodgrains Bank Educators Tour to Nicaragua this August. This is a unique opportunity for all types of educators to learn firsthand about global hunger, and gain knowledge that they can share … Continue reading

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Canadians’ outcry prompts Earls to reverse decision on U.S. beef

It began a week ago with a short announcement on Twitter: “This is really big. Earls is the first chain in North America to source all its beef from Certified Humane farms.” Indeed, effective April 27, all 66 Earls across … Continue reading

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Come celebrate our 10th anniversary Mane Event …. Alberta style!

April 21 – 24, 2016 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta. With an outstanding line-up of clinicians; great trade show vendors; the new Pro-Am Competition … Continue reading

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