Minister Bardish Chagger

Speaking Remarks - Remarques officielles : The Honourable Bardish Chagger

Jun 27, 2017

Speaking Remarks The Honourable Bardish Chagger, PC, MP, Minister of Small Business and Tourism   National Congress and AGM of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada   Ottawa, ON June 21, 2017   Good evening. Thank you, Doug [Potentier, President, Co-...

CMC President Doug Potentier with Minister Bardish Chagger

Minister Bardish Chagger Endorses the Co-operative Model

Jun 26, 2017

OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) welcomed Minister Bardish Chagger, P.C., M.P., to Co-operative Congress 2017. The Congress is a yearly gathering of members of the national apex representing co-operative and mutual...

The The Achievement Award being presented to Camille Thériault

CMC Awards Outstanding Co-operatives and Co-operators

Jun 21, 2017

OTTAWA, June 21, 2017 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) held its annual awards ceremony in Ottawa on June 21 as part of Co-operative Congress 2017. The Congress is a yearly gathering of members of the national apex representing co-operative...

The need for inclusive leadership and global influence of Canada in the world

May 29, 2017

*/ For the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, the Senate organized a symposium in order to deepen the reflection about the future of the country. The speakers were asked to give their thoughts on different important issues in our...

Government Proposes Tax Relief for Farmers and Fishers Supplying Cooperatives

May 9, 2017

The Government of Canada believes that fairness is essential to ensuring Canadians have confidence in their tax system. Budget 2017 makes the tax system fairer by making existing tax relief for individuals and families more effective and accessible...

Ontario’s co-operatives to unite at Queen’s Park to help raise profile of sector

May 5, 2017

Guelph ON. May 2, 2017. Representatives from co-operative organizations across Ontario will unite at Queen’s Park on May 10 to share their common challenges, and to promote the socio-economic impact and diversity of co-operatives to the Provincial...

The Canadian Model Must Not Be a Bargaining Chip

La Coop Fédérée: The Canadian Model Must Not Be a Bargaining Chip

Apr 24, 2017

Dear Prime Minister: Founded in 1922, La Coop fédérée is a major player in the country’s agricultural and agri-food industry, with more than 90,000 members grouped into 70 cooperatives, nearly 18,000 employees and combined revenue of $9.2 billion...

Assistance Sought for Neechi Foods Co-op, Winnipeg

Apr 14, 2017

By Colin MacDougall, CWCF Ontario Delegate to The Co-operators and Past Treasurer, CWCF & Greg O’Neill, CWCF Neechi Support Committee member, past CEO of Arctic Co-op Development Fund 5 April 2017 There is a miracle unfolding in Winnipeg. It is...

Motion M-100 Adopted in Unanimity by House of Commons

Apr 6, 2017

OTTAWA, April 5, 2017 - The Parliament of Canada has voted unanimously to adopt Motion M-100, sending a clear message and mandate to the Government of Canada. M-100 is a Private Member’s Motion, tabled by Liberal M.P. Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – St...

Mr. David Lametti (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Mr. David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of ISED

Mar 27, 2017

 Mr. Speaker, it is with pleasure that I rise today to speak in support of Motion No. 100, which was put forward by my colleague, the member for Brossard—Saint-Lambert. I want to applaud my friend for the hard work she has done in regards to this...

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada Analysis of Budget 2017

Mar 23, 2017

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) welcomes the targeted initiatives tabled in Budget 2017 by the Government of Canada.  CMC applauds the investments announced to grow the Canadian economy; and CMC is encouraged by the...


Mar 8, 2017

The 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Delta Ottawa City Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is inviting its members to submit...

René Moreau

CMC Congratulates René Moreau on his election as President of Agropur

Feb 21, 2017

René Moreau was elected President of Agropur Cooperative on February 10. The Board and the staff of Co‑operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) were pleased to congratulate Mr. Moreau in person at their February 13 Board meeting in Ottawa. Mr. Moreau...

Then CMC Board of Directors visit Parliament

Motion M-100 debated in the House of Commons on February 13

Feb 20, 2017

During Monday morning’s Private Members hour, MP Alexandra Mendès (Brossard – Saint-Lambert) rose on the floor of the House of Commons and presented her motion to give the Government of Canada a mandate to promote and...