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NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: February 14, 2018
CAP Funding Grows for Food Manufacturing Sector More funding for food manufacturers than in the past, says BC Food Processors Association
The rising strength of the food manufacturing sector across Canada, and especially in BC, has been reflected in the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) funding announcement. “More value-added food manufacturing business are eligible for funding than ever before,” says BC Food Processors Association CEO James Donaldson.
“Given that food and beverage processing represent 70...
News Release: From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Applications for Federal Programs Now Open February 13, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.
Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth...
For immediate release: December 4, 2017
Working Towards Realistic Sustainable Practices in the Competitive Food Business
The BCFPA is excited to announce its’ partnership as the newest member of the Provision Coalition. “Through BCFPA's membership, our member companies will now have access to tools and programs that will help food and beverage manufacturers assess their sustainability challenges and then implement – and benefit from – sustainable solutions and practices,” says James Donaldson, CEO and Executive Director of the BC Food Processors Association...
PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX CHANGES, PETITION TO THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
The Minister of Finance has released a proposal entitled “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations” which proposes to limit sharing business income with family members and raise taxes on investments (passive income) held by businesses;
Small businesses are a significant source of economic diversification and economic growth in Canada;
Small business owners take major risk in starting and running their businesses, and in keeping people employed through periods of economic...