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The Food Web: Canadian Agribusiness and Food Law Blog Blog

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Securing Water Rights: Analyzing the Water Act, Case Law and Lessons for Lenders in Alberta

Canada - February 20 2018 Water rights vary from province to province; in Alberta water rights are primarily covered by the Water Act (the "Act"). Under the Act, there are…

Mario Côté inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 FCA 36, leave to appeal to SCC refused, 37526 (November 9, 2017)

Canada - December 12 2017 The Plaintiff Mario Coté inc. (“MCI”), a trucking company specializing in the transport of farmed pigs in Quebec, applied to the Canada Agricultural…

Farm Succession Planning: Can Unpaid Farm Work Give Children an Interest in the Family Farm?

Canada - September 29 2017 The answer to this question is likely “no” in most provinces except where the farm chores amount to “exploitation”, or a provincial statute varies…

What Would Yoda Say? Absolute Liability for Undue Animal Suffering During Transport

Canada - May 9 2017 The Courts have observed that Canada’s Health of Animals Regulations, which are enforced by the CFIA, may sometimes operate in “draconian ways”…

Restricted Farm Losses: The Plight of the Part-Time Farmer

Canada - May 4 2017 Not just anyone can become a farmer; yet many Canadians aspire to transfer from their existing occupation into farming. The challenge with said…

Update on CFIA Food Labelling Modernization Initiative

Canada - March 9 2017 Launched in June 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)’s Food Labelling Modernization (FLM) initiative has been an ongoing project to…

Wallonia Creates Uncertainty on CETA Ratification Timeline

Belgium, Canada, European Union - October 27 2016 We have previously blogged here on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ("CETA"), the trade agreement which is Canada's largest trade…

Supreme Court of Canada Rules that Quebec’s Farm Income Stabilization Program is not a Contract of Insurance

Canada - October 3 2016 Two recent decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada directly affect Quebec’s farm businesses by confirming La Financière Agricole du Québec’s (“La…

Changes Implemented to Ontario’s Production Insurance Regime

Canada - August 23 2016 In a previous post which may be found here, we discussed legislation tabled by the Ontario government which would amend the province’s production…

Calorie Menu Disclosures Coming to Ontario

Canada - August 3 2016 There are some sweeping new food and beverage disclosure requirements coming into play for the food industry in Ontario. The Healthy Menu Choices Act…