Ont. farmers to get tax credit for donated food — September 30, 2014

Ontario farmers who donate products or livestock to community food programs such as food banks and school nutrition programs can now expect an income tax credit in return. The province on Monday unveiled its Food Donation Tax Credit for Farmers, which it bills as the only one of its kind so far in Canada. Farmer […]



Canada, EU wrap free trade talks — September 26, 2014

The ratification process can get underway on a Canada/European Union free trade deal now that negotiations have formally concluded, the federal government announced Friday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, European Council president Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso released the negotiated text of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in […]


Japan, U.S. remain apart in trade talks, dealing blow for TPP — September 25, 2014

Washington | Reuters – Japan and the U.S. failed to make progress in bilateral talks, both sides said on Wednesday, dealing a blow for hopes of sealing an ambitious multilateral trade deal this year. “Japan made a flexible proposal, but we weren’t able to make further progress,” Trade Minister Akira Amari told reporters on Wednesday […]


Canada/Korea trade pact’s final text signed — September 22, 2014

Now signed and sealed, a trade pact that’s expected to level the playing field for Canada’s agrifood export sectors in South Korea is waiting on implementation. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Korean President Park Geun-hye formally signed off on the free trade agreement’s final text at a ceremony Monday in Ottawa, three months after the […]


EU food producers set for more cash to help with Russian ban — September 17, 2014

Brussels | Reuters – EU officials are drawing up new measures to help food producers hit by a Russian ban on agricultural imports and will publish them over the coming days, the European Commission said. Moscow in August imposed a one-year embargo on meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the U.S., the European Union, […]



FCC again extends loan plan for young farmers — August 28, 2014

Canada’s federal farm lending agency has held over its Young Farmer Loan program for a third year and again boosted the program’s budget commitment. Farm Credit Canada said Thursday it will continue the program, which grants loans to eligible producers under age 40 for up to $500,000 to buy or improve farmland and buildings. The […]


Burger King, Tim Hortons reach deal on marriage — August 26, 2014

Two days after confirming their talks on the idea, Canada’s biggest quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain and the world’s second-biggest burger chain have lined up their US$15.5 billion merger deal. Burger King Worldwide and Tim Hortons on Tuesday announced a “definitive agreement” to combine the world’s fourth- and eighth-biggest QSR firms into the No. 3 spot, […]


Burger King throne would move north in Timmy’s merger — August 25, 2014

The world’s second-biggest burger chain is in talks with Canada’s biggest quick-service chain on a merger into a new Canadian-based company. Burger King Worldwide and Tim Hortons confirmed their talks Sunday, following a report in that day’s Wall Street Journal. The U.S. paper reported the Miami-based burger firm plans a “tax inversion” deal to move […]