Agricultural Youth Council members introduced

Jobs for next generation also come online

Reading Time: 3 minutes Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has named the 25 young people chosen to sit on the inaugural Canadian Agricultural Youth Council. Members of the council (see list below) are expected to offer suggestions on government priorities and identify problems and solutions for Bibeau. “That was quite a challenge actually, because we received over 800 candidates,” Bibeau […] Read more

Clockwise from left: Alexis Kuper, Emily Kyle, Sarah Kiar, and Patrick Verkley.

First Rural Change Makers cohort announced

Class members will learn how to have an impact on their communities

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Rural Ontario Institute has announced the cohort for the Rural Change Makers pilot project. Eighteen people aged 19 to 29 were selected from across the province to be part of the program. The goal of the program is to grow the capacity of young adults to serve as change makers and to strengthen rural […] Read more

Parliament Hill, Centre Block in Ottawa.

OPINION: Giving young people a chance to understand policy

Capital Letters with Kelsey Johnson

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most days, Parliament Hill is buzzing with political activities where party politics and issues of the day dominate the corridor conversation. On a recent Saturday, the focus shifted to a more behind-the-scenes group of individuals who help keep Parliament running smoothly. More than 400 former and current House of Commons pages reunited in Ottawa to […] Read more

Duration limit lifted from foreign worker program

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canadian farm groups are among the sectors hailing Ottawa’s decision to axe the cumulative duration rule, or “four-in, four-out” policy, which stood to sideline temporary foreign workers from the Canadian market. The federal government announced last Tuesday (Dec. 13) it would lift the restriction, effective immediately. The cumulative duration rule had been in place in […] Read more