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Government COOL to beverage industry jobs to be lost, consumers to bear cost

Re: “Agri-industry still fighting U.S. Farm Bill, but others say best bets are lower dollar, new markets,” (The Hill Times, April 21, p. 26). The Canadian government’s proposed response to the U.S Farm Bill and its country-of-origin labelling (COOL) regulations is an excellent example of cutting off your nose to spite your face—the federal government is turning the food and beverage industry and Canadian consumers into collateral damage as they try to protect the agri-industry from unfair regulations.

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Government COOL to beverage industry jobs to be lost, consumers to bear cost

Re: “Agri-industry still fighting U.S. Farm Bill, but others say best bets are lower dollar, new markets,” (The Hill Times, April 21, p. 26). The Canadian government’s proposed response to the U.S Farm Bill and its country-of-origin labelling (COOL) regulations is an excellent example of cutting off your nose to spite your face—the federal government is turning the food and beverage industry and Canadian consumers into collateral damage as they try to protect the agri-industry from unfair regulations.

  
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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