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(File) Opinion: Senators should dig in to a soil-health study

The Hill Times, December 11, 2019

In 1984, the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry published a report, entitled “Soil at Risk: Canada’s Eroding Future”. The study, under the chairmanship of Senator Herbert Sparrow, who later went on to form the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC) in 1987, provided the government with several recommendations in an attempt to reverse the trend of degradation and erosion of Canadian soils.

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(File) News Release: Senator Rob Black sees huge potential for Canada’s value-added food sector

Charlottetown, July 15, 2019 – This morning in Charlottetown, the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released its report entitled, “Made in Canada: Growing Canada’s value-added food sector”. The Honourable Robert Black, independent senator for Ontario and member of the committee believes that the report presents an opportunity for Canada to become more competitive in global markets.

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(File) News Release: Ontario Senator Sees National Food Policy as a Step in the Right Direction

Ottawa, June 26, 2019 – The Honourable Rob Black, independent senator for Ontario, is pleased with the Government of Canada’s recent announcement of a national food policy. Black believes the policy to be a step in the right direction and will be watching closely to ensure that the government follows through on its commitments while continuing to consult heavily with agriculture stakeholders.

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(File) News Release: 4-H Canada Holds Annual Citizenship Congress in Ottawa

Ottawa, May 6, 2019 – 4-H Canada, which has been operating youth leadership programs in Canada for over 100 years, has just wrapped up its 2019 Citizenship Congress. The program has been running since 1972 with the goal of educating delegates on Canada’s history and parliamentary system, and fostering skills related to civic engagement, governance, parliamentary procedure, citizenship, and politics. This year’s theme was “The Power of a Vote: Value of Civic Engagement”.

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