Food & Ag

Episode 1: Will the Pandemic Permanently Change the Arts Sector?

As a society, we tend to both love and hate our arts sector. Love them, because we do value the contributions that music and visual arts and theater and film make to our lives particularly now. In the midst of this pandemic, how many lives have been brightened, even if for a minute, by watching And ...

Canada’s Response to the Coronavirus: Better than the US, Worse than EU

How does Canada’s fiscal response to the coronavirus stack up so far relative to the rest of the world? Data compiled by the IMF suggests that the totality of Ottawa’s announced measures rank somewhere in the middle among major western economies. Part of the measurement challenges involve di ...

Canada’s agriculture sector tops environmental rankings

Authors: Elmira AliakbariAshley StedmanJairo Yunis Excessive use of fertilizers can have negative impacts on air and water quality. Read more about Canada’s agriculture sector tops environmental rankings Tags:  canada's environmental record environmental regulation environmental co ...

Food Importers into Canada Require Safe Food for Canadians Import License

With few exceptions, those importing food into Canada now or soon (July 15, 2020) will require an import license issued pursuant to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations: The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations issued pursuant to the Safe Food for Canadians Act (“SFCA”) came into force on ...

Canada-U.S. Border to remain closed to non-essential travel until June 21, 2020

Canada has indicated that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel until June 21, 2020.  “Non-essential” travel includes travel that is considered as tourism or recreational in nature. The restrictions may be extended again.  On March 21, the restrictions on essential ...

Fed Issues Sunday FOMC Statement; Policy Rate Cut Full Point

The Federal Reserve has announced: The coronavirus outbreak has harmed communities and disrupted economic activity in many countries, including the United States. Global financial conditions have also been significantly affected. Available economic data show that the U.S. economy came into this cha ...

Spinoffs & Takeovers Hotline – Friday, March 13, 2020

BIG LOTS INC., $14.13, symbol BIG on New York, is a discount closeout retailer operating 1,402 Big Lots stores in 47 states. One-third of its locations are in California, Texas, Ohio, and Florida. The average store is 31,800 square feet and sells everything from food to furniture to toys. On March ...

Tech Talk for Thursday March 12th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday March 12th U.S equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 139 points. Index futures are responding to growing coronavirus fears. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus for the ...

Tech Talk for Monday March 9th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Monday March 9th U.S. equity index futures were sharply lower this morning. S&P 500 futures were down 145 points to its daily limit in pre-opening trade before trading was halted. Index futures responded to increasing coronavirus concerns and failure by OPEC and Russia to r ...

Coronavirus shockwaves felt around the world economy

Author: Livio Di Matteo From 1973 to 1996, Canada's average annual unemployment rate was 8.9 per cent. Read more about Coronavirus shockwaves felt around the world economy Tags:  economy GDP growth supply chain concerns food supply ...