Marie-Claude Bibeau

Lawrence MacAulay back as Federal Agriculture Minister

Jul 26, 2023 | 2:40pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going back to a familiar face to take on the Agriculture portfolio. Lawrence MacAulay is back as Federal Ag Minister, replacing Marie-Claude Bibeau. MacAulay, who was once the Agriculture Minister until 2019 when Bibeau took his place, was previously the Minister of Veterans Affairs; Bibeau has been shuffled over to […]

Trio of Saskatchewan organizations receive funding to build ” Resiliency and Public Trust” in Agriculture

May 23, 2023 | 1:28pm

The Canadian and Saskatchewan governments announced joint funding to three organizations that they say will help build resiliency and public trust in agriculture. More than $4.1 million is allocated to Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan, and 4-H Saskatchewan over 5 years. That means Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is receiving […]

Federal Agriculture Minister heading to Japan to discuss Canada-Japan Trade Relationship

Apr 20, 2023 | 11:45am

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is heading to Japan to meet with her counterpart to promote Canada as a trade partner of choice and discuss the current Canada-Japan trade relationship. Bibeau will discuss Canadian agricultural opportunities with Japanese agri-food stakeholders, Canadian industry associations, and Canadian businesses in Japan. Bibeau will also meet with her peers […]

Government emissions targets for fertilizer use unrealistic, industry report argues

Sep 8, 2022 | 6:18am

A new industry-led report suggests Canada’s farmers can likely only achieve half of the federal government’s targeted 30 per cent reduction in fertilizer emissions by 2030. The report, commissioned by Fertilizer Canada and the Canola Council of Canada, examines what effect a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the use of nitrogen-based […]

Federal government sets aside $100 million for AgriRecovery

Aug 9, 2021 | 4:56am

Farmers affected by drought in five provinces—including Saskatchewan—are waiting for federal and provincial officials to complete the assessment of the disaster and how AgriRecovery can respond. AgriRecovery is a federal/provincial business risk management program which helps farmers in extraordinary drought and flood situations. The program is cost-shared on a 60-40 basis with Ottawa covering the […]

AgriStability increasing from 50 to 75 percent in Sask. as producers deal with drought

Aug 4, 2021 | 5:03pm

The federal and provincial government have agreed to increase AgriStability for Saskatchewan producers from 50 percent to 75 percent. The move comes as many of the province’s producers are locked in the middle of a severe drought. Federal Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says by unlocking more funds through interim payments, more cash can be delivered […]

Bibeau tells struggling agricultural sector to make better use of existing support

May 24, 2020 | 9:42am

OTTAWA — Farmers, growers and producers need to tap into current agricultural support programs to help with the fallout from COVID-19 before any more money can flow from the Liberal government, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says. Bibeau said there are billions of dollars available via the risk-management programs that have long existed to help […]

Ottawa launching ‘Buy Canadian’ campaign focusing on food and agriculture

Jan 21, 2020 | 4:05pm

A “Buy Canadian” advertising campaign focusing on local food and the national agricultural system will be rolling out in the coming months, the federal government said Tuesday. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada officially began seeking bids for a firm to design and implement the multimillion-dollar campaign earlier this week, according to a document posted on the […]

Federal Ag Min says Ottawa closely monitoring CN Rail strike

Nov 25, 2019 | 1:24pm

  Federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the federal government is closely monitoring the strike by CN Rail workers, now into day 7. Speaking at the opening of Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Bibeau would not give any time line when Ottawa may take action to put an end to the dispute. But Bibeau says […]