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February 27, 2015

Grain Growers of Canada applaud passage of Bill C-18

OTTAWA, February 27, 2015 – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to welcome today’s announcement that Bill C-18, An Act to Amend Certain Acts Relating to Agriculture and Agri-Food (the Canadian Agricultural Growth Act) has received Royal Assent.

Among other amendments, the act provides crucial updates to the Plant Breeders Rights Act (PBR) and brings Canada in line with the 1991 Convention of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties (UPOV’91). These changes will help Canada attract investment in research ...

October 28, 2014

Grain Growers of Canada urge passing of Bill C-18

OTTAWA, October 28, 2014 – Appearing before the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food this morning, Grain Growers of Canada strongly encouraged the passing of Bill C-18 the Agricultural Growth Act.

The bill’s proposed amendments to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act (PBR) will align Canadian legislation with the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties (UPOV’91). This is important for ensuring Canadian farmers have access to the newest seed varieties and will create a regulatory environment that will encourage investment in ...

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