Canada – Canada’s seafood industry receives funding to expand exports to international markets

The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.7 million for six projects to help expand seafood exports to international markets. The investment will be used to help organizations as they market and promote Canadian fish and seafood products to increase growth in the sector.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.7 million for six projects to help expand seafood exports to international markets. The investment will be used to help organizations as they market and promote Canadian fish and seafood products to increase growth in the sector.

The AgriMarketing Program, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, aims to increase and diversify exports to international markets and seize domestic market opportunities through industry-led promotional activities that differentiate Canadian products and producers, and leverage Canada’s reputation as a producer of high-quality and safe food.

Recipient Name

Location

Project Description

Federal Support Approved (up to)

Atlantic Groundfish Council

Manotick, Ontario

The purpose is to attract and heighten the interest of businesses to Canadian Redfish. Funding will be provided to exhibit at select trade shows on three continents in order to heighten interest of supply chain businesses in Canadian Redfish. It’s expected the project will help expand the distribution required to service growth in consumer demand.

$85,506

Canadian Association of Prawn Producers

Manotick, Ontario

The purpose of the project is to undertake market research, market development, and the production of promotional material, with the goal of recovering the unit price and volume of sales lost as a result of increases in imported, farmed, warm-water shrimp and coldwater shrimp, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

$1,000,000

Canadian Highly Migratory Species Foundation

Victoria, British Columbia

The project aims to continue its work in reaching diverse markets and increasing product and environmental awareness of Canadian albacore tuna. This coupled with profiling Canadian seafood internationally through market diversification, increased product exports, and environmental awareness, will better support the industry in its international trade efforts.

$54,401

Canadian Pacific Kazunoko Association

Vancouver, British Columbia

The project aims to maintain the premium price of kazunoko (herring roe) in the existing Japanese market, diversify into the newer Chinese market and help to create a year-round industry, while supporting British Columbia’s coastal communities.

$451,061

Pacific Sea Cucumber Harvesters Association

Union Bay, British Columbia

The purpose of project is to highlight the industry’s reputation as a sustainably sourced product in Canada, United States, China, Hong Kong, and the European Union. Sustainable sourcing is the integration of social, ethical and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting suppliers, helping the sector remain well-positioned for the future. The project will also develop opportunities in new markets in Singapore and South Korea.

$81,444

Pacific Urchin Harvesters Association

Richmond, British Columbia

The project aims to increase sales and build on the industry’s reputation for sourcing sustainable, premium quality Canadian seafood products in existing and new, diversified markets.

$105,431

Marianne Dandurand


Press Secretary


Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

marianne.dandurand@agr.gc.ca


343-541-9229

Canada – Canada’s Intention to Remove Tariffs on Goods from Ukraine

Canada continues to condemn Russia’s brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. Canada will continue to support Ukraine’s economic resilience and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who are fighting for their lives, their sovereignty, and for democracy.

Canada continues to condemn Russia’s brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms. Canada will continue to support Ukraine’s economic resilience and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, who are fighting for their lives, their sovereignty, and for democracy.

Russia’s unprovoked attack has had a significant impact on Ukraine’s economy and its ability to export goods to other countries. While most goods from Ukraine enter Canada duty-free as a result of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), tariffs still apply on certain goods where tariffs are being phased out under the Agreement, or where they are excluded from it.

From 2019 to 2021, Ukrainian exports to Canada averaged $170.8 million annually, and Canada collected about $2.6 million in duties from these goods.

By removing tariffs for a one year period, Canada would continue to support Ukraine’s economy by ensuring that Ukrainian goods are able to enter Canada duty-free.

The proposed measure would come into force once the Order in Council is approved and registered. The Canada Border Services Agency would then issue a Customs Notice detailing how importers can claim relief under the remission order.

Canada’s First MasterChef Eric Chong Joins Chef Colin Henderson for an Infused Collaboration at Café Boulud at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Toronto, Canada – WEBWIRE



Culinary magic continues to be made at Four Seasons Hotel Toronto as Café Boulud welcomes Canada’s first MasterChef for a one-night-only collaboration dinner. Chef-partner at the helm of R&D Restaurant, Eric Chong will join forces with Café Boulud Chef de Cuisine Colin Henderson. On Tuesday, April 26, 2022guests are invited to enjoy a three-course menu inspired and guided by both chefs’ expertise, cooking styles and techniques from around the world.

“I am honoured to live in a city with unmatched local culinary talents like Chef Eric,” says Chef Colin Henderson. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with someone with such strong talent and creative vision to curate this innovative menu. We’re excited for guests to experience a culinary journey infusing elements, flavours and ingredients from both Asia and Europe – a balanced harmony between our two restaurants.”


After becoming Canada’s first MasterChef in 2014, Chef Eric developed his craft through a prestigious apprenticeship in Hong Kong under the mentorship of Michelin-starred MasterChef Judge Alvin Leung. Together, Chef Alvin and Chef Eric opened R&D, serving Asian cuisine in the heart of Toronto.


Guests will begin with an amuse-bouche of foie gras with tangerine and cashews, followed by the evening’s first course, ravioli in crab tom yum broth with lime leaf oil and chili oil. Next up, a savoury rotisserie suckling pig accompanied by hoisin pork jus, ginger and scallion relish. Pastry Sous Chef Kevin Levionnois has created a pandan and coconut opera dessert to end the evening on a sweet note. Each course will be accompanied by a wine pairing carefully selected by Wine Director and Sommelier Julie Garton.


Tickets to the collaboration dinner are CAD 170 per person excluding taxes and gratuities. Dinner service will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.


Reservations are required as seating is limited. To secure a reservation, click here or call Café Boulud directly at 416 963 6000.

Canada – Canada’s largest science-based regulator marks 25 years of protecting food, plants and animals

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is celebrating 25 years of safeguarding Canada’s food supply—but the Agency is about much more than just food.

April 4, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is celebrating 25 years of safeguarding Canada’s food supply—but the Agency is about much more than just food.

Safe food starts with healthy plants and animals. That’s why the CFIA also works to prevent the spread of invasive plants, plant pests and animal diseases. In fact, Canada is the only jurisdiction in the world bringing the whole food chain together under one roof.

The CFIA’s work touches all Canadians, whether it is a potato farmer who wants to sell products in Canada and abroad, seed producers who want to develop new ways to breed plants, a cattle rancher, a person transporting livestock in their truck, a consumer at the grocery store, a gardener at the garden centre, or a traveller coming into Canada.

The CFIA is powered by its people—including inspectors, veterinarians and scientists—who work tirelessly to make sure Canadians can trust that the food on their plates is safe, protect Canada’s plant and animal resource base from diseases and pests, facilitate trade and market access for Canadian-made products, and conduct innovative research.

Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, the CFIA has played a critical role in keeping international markets open to Canadian agricultural products. Through science, innovation and evidence-based decision-making, the Agency has a solid foundation to continue responding to challenges of the modern world, including a global food supply chain, climate change and emerging diseases.

Inspect. Protect. Connect. Everyone in Canada can join the CFIA in celebrating its 25th anniversary by learning more about the Agency’s role, diverse workforce, and the actions we can all take to help protect our precious food, plant and animal resources.

“This year, the CFIA celebrates 25 years of scientific, inspection and enforcement innovations, and both operational and regulatory excellence. Safeguarding food safety and plant and animal health as well as supporting market access is a mandate of critical importance to all of us here at the CFIA, and to Canadians. I am immensely proud and deeply honoured to work alongside so many passionate and committed CFIA employees who are dedicated to delivering on that promise each and every day.”

– Dr. Siddika Mithani, President of the CFIA

“I would like to recognize the thousands of CFIA staff who have achieved so many important milestones over the past quarter century to protect and safeguard our food supply. Thanks to their efforts, the food we eat in Canada is among the safest in the world. As we recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to ongoing economic, environmental and global changes, the CFIA will continue to be there for Canadians as a trusted science-based regulator.”

– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) touches the lives of all Canadians in so many positive ways. Each day, hard-working CFIA employees—including inspectors, veterinarians and scientists—inspect food for safety risks, protect plants from pests and invasive species, and respond to animal diseases that could threaten Canada’s national herd and human health. Guided by science-based decision-making and modern regulations, the Agency works tirelessly to ensure access to safe and healthy food in Canada, and support access to international markets for our high-quality agricultural products. To learn more, visit inspection.canada.ca.

Canada – Biography: Canada’s first Chief Accessibility Officer

Stephanie Cadieux is a change leader, an advocate for diversity, accessibility, disability inclusion and an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in planning and leadership roles.

Stephanie Cadieux is a change leader, an advocate for diversity, accessibility, disability inclusion and an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in planning and leadership roles.

Ms. Cadieux served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2009 until 2022. She was the Minister of Children and Family Development from 2012 to 2017, and between 2010 and 2012, held various positions, including Minister of Social Development; Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government; and Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Prior to her engagement in provincial politics, Ms. Cadieux was the director of marketing and public relations for the BC Paraplegic Association from 2004 until 2009. She was also the provincial peer coordinator for this organization from 2001 until 2004.

Ms. Cadieux is a member of the disability community, using a wheelchair since the age of 18.  Her lived experience allows her to have a deep understanding of accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities.