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RBC Future Launch Joins the CYL Program as a Gold Level Sponsor

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to announce RBC Future Launch as a Gold Sponsor of the CCA’s Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program. RBC Future Launch is a 10-year, $500 million commitment to empower Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow, with a focus on providing young people opportunities for networking, skill development, practical work experience and mental wellbeing supports and services. “RBC’s commitment to youth will play an important role in providing career and leadership development opportunities to young people in the Canadian beef industry,” said CCA President, Bob Lowe.

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COVID-19 reduces eastern Canada’s beef processing capacity: CCA recommends implementing set-aside program

Calgary, AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) continues to work with industry stakeholders and government to keep the supply of beef and markets moving in these uncertain times. Today, beef processing capacity in eastern Canada has been further reduced due to challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cargill processing facility in Guelph, Ontario, has temporarily idled effective December 17, 2020, out of an abundance of caution as their local workforce deals with the community-wide impacts of COVID-19.

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Interim agreement a steppingstone to a meaningful Canada-U.K. trade relationship

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) recognizes the Government of Canada’s efforts to maintain uninterrupted market access into the United Kingdom (U. K. ) by pursuing an interim agreement to transition between the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and a future Canada-U. K. free trade agreement (FTA). CCA’s highest priority is on achieving a long-term FTA with the U. K. that resolves trade barriers that continue to exist.

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Joint Statement: CCA and NCFA thank Minister Bibeau for tabling significant changes to Canada’s AgriStability program

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the National Cattle Feeders’ Association (NCFA) thank Minister Bibeau for tabling significant changes to Canada’s AgriStability program consistent with a number of the recommendations we have brought forward. We are encouraged that the federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers remain committed to reviewing the proposal over the weeks ahead. The proposal tabled by Minister Bibeau included the removal of the reference margin limit and an increase to the compensation rate from 70 per cent to 80 per cent.

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Canadian beef industry encourages Canada and U.K. to works towards FTA as soon as possible

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) recognizes the Government of Canada’s efforts to maintain uninterrupted market access into the United Kingdom (U. K. ) by pursuing an interim agreement to transition between the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) and a future Canada-U. K. free trade agreement. While reaching an interim agreement may avoid trade interruptions, CCA’s highest priority is on achieving a long-term free trade agreement (FTA) with the U. K. that resolves trade barriers currently experienced by Canada’s beef industry when trying to access the EU market.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program: 2020 Mentor Announcement

Calgary, AB - The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program is pleased to announce its 2020 mentor pairings. Each year, 16 program participants are paired with a hand-picked industry leader in their specific area of interest for a nine-month mentorship tailored for professional and personal growth within the Canadian beef industry. There is an exciting array of mentorship focus areas this year, ranging from grazing management to public trust, livestock handling and welfare, industry policy, and much more.

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CCA pleased with inclusion of agricultural sector in the Government of Canada’s infrastructure announcement

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is pleased to see that today’s announcement of a $10 billion investment by the Government of Canada and the Canada Infrastructure Bank underscored the importance of growth within Canada’s agricultural sector to Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This investment committed $2 billion into expanding high-speed broadband, and another $1. 5 billion to irrigate additional acres across Canada. CCA believes that these investments will help strengthen our rural communities.

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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program announces 2020 finalists

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program, a national youth initiative of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), is pleased to announce the 16 finalists for the 2020-2021 program year. The final selection took place through a virtual event held on August 10, 2020, where 24 semi-finalists from across Canada competed for a spot in the CYL program through judged roundtable discussions. The finalists will be awarded a $2,000 travel budget and be paired with a hand-picked industry leader for a nine-month mentorship in their specific area of interest.

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