China unwilling to purchase all Canadian canola; immediate resolution unlikely

March 21, 2019 – The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) – While there was some initial optimism that Chinese concerns with canola trade could be resolved quickly, technical discussions to date have not indicated an immediate resolution is possible. Canola seed exporters report that Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed at this time.

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Liberals Block Minister of Foreign Affairs Appearance at Committee on Restoring Chinese Market Access for Canola

Randy Hoback, MP-Prince Albert, March 17, 2019 Media Release –Ottawa, Ontario – Today, members of the Standing Committee on International Trade members amended a Conservative motion inviting the Ministers of Agriculture and Agri-Food and International Trade Diversification to appear before Canadians and outline what the Liberal government is doing to restore market access to China for Canadian canola.

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Petition launched on Canadian Parliament website in favour of federal standards for truck drivers

An E-petition has been launched on the Government of Canada web site petitions.ourcommons.ca, calling for the federal government to make changes that will standardize Class 1 drivers skills, training and licensing requirements across Canada, as opposed to the current province by province system.

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