Policy: 2006

On October 4, 2006, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted a notice on its website ( www.inspection.gc.ca ) that it had begun a 60-day consultation period on its “Proposal to Facilitate the Modernization of the Seed Regulatory Framework.” The CFIA’s Proposals have implications for all Canadians. These Proposals will affect the types of foods Read more

In her life map, this woman captures farmers’ continual efforts to adapt to changing government policy. “This is production dollars and value added dollars, which the government has told us …if you can’t get enough dollars in this then add [something else], thinking that with extra income you don’t get extra expenses. And then, if Read more

While women play a critical role in the day-to-day operation of Canadian farms and the Canadian government have committed to achieving gender equality at all levels of decision making, there has been no explicit effort to identify farm women’s policy needs or their vision of an inclusive Canadian agricultural policy. This research project documents critical Read more

The labour and investment of Saskatchewan’s farm families have historically provided the backbone for the provincial economy. This is one of the richest agricultural regions of the country, accounting for a large percentage of the nation’s farmland base, but the wealth produced in rural communities is increasingly being siphoned off, through unequal market relations, to Read more

December 2, 2006:An Analysis of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's "Proposal to Facilitate the Modernization of the Seed Regulator Framework"On October 4, 2006, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted a notice on its website ( www.inspection.gc.ca ) that it had begun a 60-day consultation period on its "Proposal to Facilitate the Modernization of the Seed Regulatory Framework." The CFIA's Proposals have implications for all Canadians. Read more