With an election scheduled for June 7, 2018, Ontario’s Liberal government has proposed to raise the minimum wage by $3.60/hour in 18 months. If legislation is passed, it would be the steepest in history.

Norm Beal, executive director of Food and Beverage Ontario, (L) poses with journalist and political pundit, David Frum at the May 31 annual general meeting in Toronto, Ontario.

With NAFTA’s best-before-date looming, it’s all hands on deck reaching out to U.S business partners

Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia agriculture minister

The May 30 vote in Nova Scotia resulted in the re-election of a Liberal government including Keith Colwell, minister of agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

Note the packaging used for retail sales of Innate potatoes in the U.S.

Simplot Plant Sciences will not be commercially introducing its non-bruising Innate potato in Canada in 2017, restricting its presence to test plots in Prince Edward Island, Ontario and Manitoba. 

Fresh From the Farm produce

The Fresh from the Farm fundraising program is building on the success of the last four years. More than 5,000 schools representing 73 Ontario school boards, First Nations schools and a sampling of private sector schools are eligible to participate in the September 2017 campaign.