Policy Statement: The Canadian Canola Growers Association supports a balanced approach to the protection of intellectual property rights in Canada - one that encourages investment in Canadian agricultural research and development of new technologies, and delivers that technology and its benefits to growers at an affordable price.
Bringing new crop varieties to market helps farmers stay competitive in the world market. The current variety registration system is under review by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. To read CCGA's response to AAFC's consultation, click here.
Bill C-18 An Act to Amend Certain Acts Relating to Agriculture and Agri-food (also know as the Agricultural Growth Act) was tabled in Parliament in December 2013. The Bill proposes updates to the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act to bring Canada into compliance with UPOV 91. Read a highlights about Bill C-18 and UPOV 91 here.