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B.C. and federal governments assessing impact of wildfires on province’s agriculture sector

August 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The governments of British Columbia and Canada have announced that they are working under the federal-provincial AgriRecovery disaster framework to determine the type of assistance that may be required by the province’s agriculture sector to recover from the impact of wildfires. The announcement was made on Wednesday following the first meeting between Lawrence MacAulay, the federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and B.C. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham.

Government officials are working together to quickly assess the “extraordinary costs” farmers are incurring and what additional assistance may be required to recover and return to production following the wildfires, noted a joint statement from B.C.’s Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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Quebec farm income stabilization program not a contract of insurance: Supreme Court of Canada

August 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Quebec’s Farm Income Stabilization Insurance, which protects producers against market and production cost fluctuations, is not actually a contract of insurance under the province’s Civil Code, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. Canada’s highest court released July 29 two