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Soy Canada issues letter on concerns over ongoing Port of Montreal negotiations

March 26, 2021
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Soy Canada has issued a letter that was addressed to the Minister of Labour in which the Chair of Soy Canada expresses the concerns of the Canadian soybean sector pertaining to the repercussions of the indefinite and injurious labour disputes that are continuing at the Port of Montreal. Individual copies were forwarded to the Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and…

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Soy Canada Announces New Executive Director

March 10, 2021
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Ottawa, Ontario (March 10th, 20201) – The Board of Directors of Soy Canada is pleased to announce that Brian Innes will be joining the organization as its Executive Director, effective May 3rd, 2021. “Brian brings to Soy Canada an extensive background in agriculture and government,” says Ernie Sirski, Chair of Soy Canada. “His experience in working with all aspects of…

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Soy Canada Announces Upcoming Retirement of Executive Director

December 23, 2020
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Ottawa, Ontario (December 23, 2020) – Soy Canada, a national industry association uniting all components of the Canadian soybean sector, from research to production, processing and export, is announcing the pending retirement of Executive Director Ron Davidson. After 50 years associated with the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector, Ron will step down in the spring of 2021. Davidson took the…

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Soy Canada issues letter on concerns over Port of Montreal strike

August 24, 2020
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Soy Canada has issued a letter that was addressed to the Minister of Labour in which the Chair of Soy Canada expresses the concerns of the Canadian soybean sector pertaining to the repercussions of the indefinite and injurious labour disputes that are continuing at the Port of Montreal. Individual copies were forwarded to the Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture and…

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Soy Canada’s Chair asks, “Where is Agriculture in Election 2019?”

October 1, 2019
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With only three weeks remaining in the federal election campaign Soy Canada’s Chair is asking in an open letter, “Where is Agriculture?”. Produced only in southwestern Ontario as recently as the 1970s, research and innovation have supported a progressive province-by-province march of soybeans across the nation. Currently grown in all nine provinces from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, soybeans have…

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Soybean Value Chain Welcomes Government Support for Soybean Research

January 15, 2019
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Ottawa, ON – The Canadian soybean sector welcomes the announcement earlier today by Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, of Government of Canada support for soybean research under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. “On behalf of all participants in the Canadian soybean sector, I wish to commend Minister MacAulay for the allocation by the Government of Canada of $5.4 million…

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Soybean Value Chain Welcomes Government Support for Amendments to Bill C-49

April 30, 2018
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Ottawa, ON – All segments of the Canadian soybean value chain welcome the April 27 announcement by Transport Minister Garneau of the Government of Canada’s decision to accept critical grain-related amendments to Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act.  “On behalf of Canadian soybean seed developers, producers, processors, and exporters, I wish to commend Transport Minister Garneau, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister MacAulay,…

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Canadian Non-GM Soybeans Lead in Taiwan and Remain Strong in Japan

March 5, 2018
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Ottawa, ON – Demand for increased supply and intensified marketing efforts were two recurrent themes during Soy Canada’s successful trade mission to Taiwan and Japan from February 26th to March 2nd. “It was clear from each of the importing organizations we met with in both markets that Canada is viewed as a preferred supplier of high-quality soybeans,” said Ron Davidson,…

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Canadian Soybean Sector Enthusiastically Welcomes CPTPP

January 23, 2018
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Ottawa, ON –  The Canadian soybean sector enthusiastically welcomes the successful conclusion earlier today of negotiations for the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). “Soy Canada strongly appreciates the commitment and perseverance of the Canadian government toward the historic achievement of a positive outcome of the landmark CPTPP negotiations,” said Soy Canada Chair Mark Huston. “The elimination of all import…

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Soy Canada Rallies Heightened Interest in Canadian Soybeans During Ministerial Trade Mission to China

November 21, 2017
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Beijing, CHN – Top-notch quality and record high supply were two of the many key messages Soy Canada repeated in China over the past ten days as the Association wrapped up participation in a productive trade mission led by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. “What we’ve heard is that Canada is reliable and maintains a very…

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