Investing $500 million by 2021 in our Connect to Innovate program, which will connect 300 rural and remote communities to high-speed internet to fully participate in our economy, democracy, and way of life.
Invested $100 million in agricultural science and research to address emerging priorities, such as climate change and water conservation to help mitigate biological threats to agriculture.
Helping dairy processors invest in robotic and other automated systems to improve farm productivity with the Dairy Farm Investment program and continuing to strongly support our world-class dairy farming supply management system.
Signed the $3-billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership with provinces and territories to help create a modern, sustainable, and prosperous agricultural sector.
Helped producers offset the costs due to bovine tuberculosis with quarantine measures such as feeding and water infrastructure, cleaning and disinfection, and interest costs on loans for related expenses.
Implemented Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which will remove 94% of agricultural tariffs and increase agricultural exports by $1.5 billion per year.
Secured our $2-billion canola access to China.
Expanded access for Canadian beef to Mexico, which will result in incremental sales valued at $10 million annually.
Expanded outreach to Veterans in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Whitehorse, Yukon, and Iqaluit, Nunavut with monthly in-person staff visits with Veterans and their families.
Helping Canadians living in rural and remote communities reduce their reliance on diesel as a power source.
Invested in the Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program that will help Canadian farmers become world leaders in the development and use of clean and sustainable agricultural technologies and practices.
Expanded research efforts to better protect and manage Canada’s water and soil resources, and strengthen the agriculture sector’s ability to adapt to climate change by reopening the Frelighsburg Experimental Farm, which was closed by the previous government.
Provided lumber producers and workers with funding to help expand overseas markets, reduce layoffs, and help workers upgrade their skills and transition to new opportunities.
Lowered Canadian Grain Commission User Fees by 24%, saving our grain farmers over $10 million per year.
Standing firmly behind the Canadian forest industry by continuing to press our U.S. counterparts for the removal of duties imposed by the US Commerce Department.
Investing $867 million to support workers and communities affected by these unfair duties, diversify our forest products and international markets, and facilitate access to a range of financial services for our producers on commercial terms.
There’s still more work to do:
Setting and meeting a target of $75 billion in agricultural exports by 2025.
Developing of A Food Policy to promote healthy living and safe food.
Implementing the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership policy framework that will replace Growing Forward 2, which expires in 2018.
Reviewing the potential environmental impacts of neonicotinoid pesticides and working with Health Canada to reach a decision if pesticide use will continue.
Helping people who need it most access affordable healthy food by updating and expanding the Nutrition North program in consultations with northern communities.
Passing Bill C-49, which will improve grain transportation for the long-term by supporting a transparent, fair, efficient, and safe rail system.