Premier Greg Selinger says Manitoba should have new emissions targets ready to announce in time for a worldwide conference on climate change scheduled this fall.
Selinger and most of Canada's premiers were at a climate change summit in Quebec City yesterday.
Selinger says the discussion mainly saw each jurisdiction discussing individual challenges and plans.
He said Manitoba, which is focused on what he calls a ``broad stewardship approach,'' will have its new emissions targets ready by the time the UN Climate Change conference gets underway at the end of November in Paris.
Ottawa Strengthens Grain Sector
The federal government is spending $1.4 million to bolster the grain industry.
The cash is for two projects being led by the Canada Grains Council.
One is to help the industry show it is complying with global sustainability requirements and the other is to expand access to international markets.
Agriculture Canada says the grains and oilseeds sector brings in $20 billion in sales at the farm gate.
Ag Canada Making Crop Registration Easier
Agriculture Canada says it is going to make it easier to register crop varieties.
Minister Gerry Ritz says there will be two registration tiers - Basic and Enhanced.
He says the changes will give Canadian farmers faster access to the newest cutting-edge varieties.
The government says most major field crops grown in Canada are subject to variety registration, such as wheat, canola, pulses and forages.
The exceptions include corn, food-grade soybeans, chickpeas, fruits and vegetables, ornamental plants, and turf grasses.
Indian PM Meets With Harper Today
The first Indian prime minister to make a bilateral visit Canada in 42 years will meet with the governor general and Prime Minister Stephen Harper this morning.
Narendra Modi was welcomed by a number of top Conservative M-Ps when he arrived in Ottawa yesterday.
He will visit with David Johnston this morning before meeting with Harper to discuss many issues, including trade, energy, security and culture.
Modi and Harper will then head to Toronto.