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Food processing adds value to Canada’s agriculture and food system, but has struggled to maximize its economic, environmental, and social contribution. Most food processors are “small” and enabling and facilitating their start-up and scale-up is one opportunity to increase agriculture and food’s value, resiliency, and regional impact. Entrepreneurs are the driving force behind increasing that impact, […]


Canada has two systems of meat inspection, consistent with agriculture as a matter of joint jurisdiction of provincial and federal governments. The two regulatory systems create distinct processing plant segments, and geographic fragmentation in meat marketing and trade across the country. However, FPT governments agree that competitiveness is key to promoting recovery, resilience, and growth […]


The 2020-2022 CAPI Doctoral Fellows have completed the final report of their fellowship and will be presenting their findings on Wednesday May 18th 2022 from 12pm-1pm ET. We are excited to announce that The Honourable Senator Rob Black will moderate the webinar. The CAPI Doctoral Fellows, Lisa Ashton, Hannah Lieberman, Callum Morrison, and Marie-Élise Samson are a multidisciplinary group focused on integrating scientific […]


The EFP program – a voluntary, educational tool for assessing environmental risk and facilitating knowledge sharing at the farm level- has been used across Canada since the mid-nineties. Now, in 2022, there is an opportunity to rethink the future of the EFP program. During this webinar, Dr. Bronwynne Wilton will share the results from the forthcoming policy […]


The impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are being felt by Canadian and global agri-food systems. Volatility in domestic and international markets has increased. Disruptions to the already brittle supply chains will likely have long-lasting consequences. It is difficult for many Canadians to fathom the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine. On March 9th, CAPI brought […]

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Food Law and Policy in Canada, the first of its kind in the Canadian context, includes chapters from leading experts in the various sub-fields of food law and policy in Canada. Chapter 4 was written by CAPI’s President and CEO, Dr. Don Buckingham.


The second edition of Agriculture Law in Canada is the only Canadian treatise on agricultural law offering comprehensive, national coverage of the legal issues facing this critical industry. Farming and its related industries have undergone many changes since the first edition was released in 1999. This new edition has been significantly updated to reflect the […]