Feds and industry attempting to boost canola exports

Government of Canada

The federal government and the canola industry are together spending about 7.6 million dollars over three years to boost oilseed exports.

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says it will help exporters to diversify markets.

She says it will also help them take advantage of new trade deals such as the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Jim Everson of the Canola Council of Canada says the money will also be used to build the reputation of canola around the world.

He says more than 90 per cent of Canadian canola is exported as seed, oil or meal.