The Government of Canada is investing in an online tool for farmers to help assess potential risks and provide solutions, the Toronto and Vancouver housing markets cooled down in May as homebuilding activities slowed, and industry groups representing businesses across Ontario are voicing their concerns on the minimum wage hike. These are the stories you need to know for this week:

  1. According to Farm Management Canada (FMC), the Federal Government is investing in the development of an online tool for farmers to help assess the potential impact of risks and provide viable solutions, like insurance coverage. Via CI Top Broker (link defunct)
  2. Unionized construction workers in Quebec are back on the job after nearly a week-long strike, as the provincial government introduces back-to-work legislation. Via CBC News Montreal
  3. Signs that Canada’s housing market may be cooling down are showing in Toronto, as housing intention figures dipped in May — the first decline since September 2016. Via BNN
  4. With Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent announcement on raising the minimum wage to $15/hour by 2019, groups like Restaurant Canada are voicing their concerns on how the change could impact small business owners. Via Huffington Post Canada
  5. The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) are working hard to ensure vegetables that say “Product of Canada” are labelled correctly, as consumers have the right to know where their food is coming from. Via Financial Post

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