No COVID-19 cases on Alberta First Nations; government says it’s working with leaders to keep it that way

Alberta’s minister of Indigenous relations said Saturday that his ministry has essentially moved into a type of triage position as it works to communicate with First Nations communities around the province to guide them through the COVID-19 pandemic. “There’s a…

Agriculture minister on TFWs in the food service industry and matching Albertans with jobs

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen says the province is working on a job matching program to match unemployed Albertans with opportunities in the food supply chain, but said temporary foreign workers will also still be allowed in Canada…

What happens in Canada if the American food supply chain breaks down?

March 26 2020 1:56pm Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen hypothesizes on what would happen if Alberta could no longer import food from the United States due to a break down in the supply chain there. ‘ }); }…

Minister on Alberta agriculture industry being exempt in the event of non-essential business closures

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen explains how declaring agriculture an essential service will exempt the food supply chain from being forced to close if the province chooses to tighten restrictions and force non-essential businesses to close.

Alberta government to address efforts to protect food security during COVID-19 pandemic

The Alberta government is scheduled to provide an update Thursday morning on how the province is addressing food security during the growing COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen and Paul Wynnyk, Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, are…