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NFU supports pharmacare consensus principles

(September 24, 2018) -- A diverse coalition representing health care providers, non-profit organizations, workers, seniors, patients and academics has come together to issue a statement of consensus principles for the establishment of National Pharmacare in Canada.
 
Our coalition believes that National Pharmacare should be a seamless extension of the existing universal health care system in Canada, which covers medically necessary physician and hospital services, and therefore operate in harmony with the principles of the Canada Health Act.
 
National Pharmacare should be governed by the following principles:
 
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NFU Region 1 Convention

Date: 
Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:00 - 15:00
(le francais au dessous)
 
The National Farmers Union in NB invites Region 1 members to the 2018 Annual Convention on Monday October, 15, 2018 at Ferme Marcel Goguen, 475 Chemin Cocagne Sud, Cocagne, NB
 
Ferme Marcel Goguen is a family farm that was started by Joseph Goguen in 1778. The agenda will include a visit of the farm and a look into the diverse and dynamic growing and marketing techniques of the farm such as their successful table grape crop and the sale of many value added products.
 
Directions: coming from the Moncton area, takeNB 15E and NB 11S towards Cocagne/Bouctouche. Take Exit 13 off NB 11. Turn left on chemin Cocagne Sud.

Union Farmer Newsletter - September-October 2018

 
In this issue …
 
Canadians push for Food Sovereignty in National Food Policy Consultation – Thefederalgovernmentrecently publishedtheWhatWeHeardReport—ConsultationsonaFoodPolicyforCanada,whichsummarizespublicinput.

Union Farmer Quarterly: Fall 2018

 
In this issue …
 
Messages from the Editorial Advisory Committee, NFU President Coral Sproule, NFU Women's President Katie Ward, NFU Youth President Stuart Oke and Regional Reports.
 
Introducing Edith Ling of North Winslow, Prince Edward Island, whose volunteer contribution in the NFU has spanned decades.
 
Remembering John Alexander "Ike" Hendricken 
 
Articles:
 
The whole story must be told when it comes to dairy industry's supply management -Doug Campbell, NFU District Director from PEI, responds to an article by the Fraser Institute, a right-wing think tank.
 

Op-Ed: Canada's Grain Grading System is Not Discriminatory

By Cam Goff
 
Contrary to the opinion piece published in the September 11, 2018 Financial Post (Here's the one Ottawa policy in NAFTA that even Canadian farmers think is unfair) Canada's grain grading and variety registration systems are never used to prevent American grain from being imported and sold into Canada. In fact many southern Alberta feedlots regularly import American corn and barley with no restrictions. Our system just does not allow American grain to pretend to be Canadian -- and there are good reasons for that. 
 
The American grain trading system has almost no merit or quality standards that apply to either its grain varieties or export standards. It is very much a” buyer beware” system.

49th Annual Convention (2018)

Date: 
Wed, 11/21/2018 - 19:00 - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 17:00
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 90 - 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
 
Registration is at the door 
 
Registration fees: $175: NFU delegates/members and non-members (includes spouse and dependent children under the age of 21 attending with main registrant) for entire convention
$ 85: Per day for those not attending the entire convention
$ 15: Per day for students & NFU youth (ages 14-25)
Meals are not included in registration fees.
 
For Hotel room reservations: call 1-306-244-2311 or email reservations@hgisaskatoon.com and use booking code NFUDEL.

49th Annual Convention (2018)

Unleashing the Potential of Food Sovereignty
 
Dates: November 22 - 24, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 90 - 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
Registration is at the door 
Registration fees: $175: NFU delegates/members and non-members (includes spouse and dependent children under the age of 21 attending with main registrant) for entire convention
$ 85: Per day for those not attending the entire convention
$ 15: Per day for students & NFU youth (ages 14-25)
Meals are not included in registration fees.
 
For Hotel room reservations: call 1-306-244-2311 or email reservations@hgisaskatoon.com and use booking code NFUDEL.

No to any NAFTA concessions on grain grading, says NFU

(Saskatoon) – A United States government fact sheet summarizing the agriculture-related aspects of its recent bilateral deal with Mexico suggests Canada’s unparalleled grain grading and quality assurance system is now on the NAFTA negotiating table.

Backgrounder - NAFTA renegotiation provides opening for renewed US attack on Canadian wheat grading framework

 
(Originally published July 2017) Farm press stories about the impending renegotiation of NAFTA have put Supply Management in the spotlight in recent weeks.

North American Groups call on Canada to stand up to Washington on NAFTA

North American organizations call on the Canadian government to stand up to Washington’s bullying on NAFTA, and to strike a fair trade deal
 
OTTAWA, TORONTO, MEXICO CITY, WASHINGTON - September 6, 2018 -- The political and economic climate in which Canada, Mexico and the United States began the NAFTA renegotiations in 2017 has deteriorated drastically in 2018, with Canada recently being effectively shut out. In the last week of August a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the acronym NAFTA would be buried forever to be replaced by a new deal, the U.S.-Mexico trade agreement.
 
Organizations from Canada, Mexico and the U.S.