Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
and Minister Coordinating Rural Affairs
On the Record
"My colleagues and I launched a new policy direction in Whitehorse in June 2001 when federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers recognized the changing needs of producers and consumers and unanimously agreed in principle on an action plan to brand Canada as number one in the world in food safety and environmentally sound production, and innovation.
This policy will help the industry manage risk, address growing consumer demands about the safety of their food and the environmental impact of its production, diversify and develop new products through science, and renew the sector through new tools and learning."
— Lyle Vanclief
Vanclief announces funding for international trade and marketing
MONTREAL, Quebec, June 25, 2002 – Lyle Vanclief, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced $175 million in federal funds over six years to support market development for the Canadian agri-food industry, and help Canada push for greater trade liberalization in agriculture. - More
Federal funds announced for environmental agriculture measures
BEAMSVILLE, Ontario, June 24, 2002 – Lyle Vanclief, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced two federally funded environmental initiatives aimed at further developing environmentally responsible farming practices, and fueling growth and profitability for the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. - More
Government of Canada announces new Agricultural Policy Framework
SPENCERVILLE, Ont., June 20, 2002 – Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lyle Vanclief today announced a plan to strengthen Canadian agriculture by making the sector the world leader in food safety and quality, environmentally responsible production and innovation. - More - Photo
Secretary Of State Mitchell To Make Significant Rural Development Announcement In French Village, New Brunswick
OTTAWA, Ontario, June 25, 2002 – The Honourable Andy Mitchell, Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) will make a significant announcement concerning rural development in Canada on Wednesday, June 26, 2002. The press conference will begin at 1:10 p.m.(ADT) 12:10 p.m. (EDT). The Secretary of State will be joined by Andy Savoy, local MP for Tobique-Mactaquac.
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