Country 105

Country 105

Agriculture Report

COOL Law Repealed

By Fadi Didi

Canada's Agriculture Minister says they will monitor the situation after U-S COOL law scrapped.

Length: 1:19

Beekeepers in Canada are buzzing over new numbers that show honey production is up.

New figures from Statistics Canada show beekeepers produced 95.3 million pounds of honey in 2015.

That is an increase of 11.4 per cent from the previous year.

The total value of the sweet stuff is up by nearly 11 per cent to 232 million dollars due to the increased production.

Rod Scarlett of the Canadian Honey Council says the numbers show the industry is successful and growing.


If you missed the news on the weekend -- U-S President Barack Obama formally signed a bill that completes the legislative process to repeal the U-S country-of-origin meat labelling law.

The World Trade Organization granted Canada and Mexico the right to impose 1-billion dollars in punitive tariffs on various U-S products after finding that the labelling provisions on beef and pork products violated international trade rules.

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland calls it a vindication of the power and significance of the World Trade Organization dispute-resolution mechanism.

She expects the labelling regime will disappear quickly.

Canada's Agriculture Minister Laurance MacAulay notes Canada will be monitoring the situation to make sure there are no problems.




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