The welfare of farmed animals is receiving increased attention and changes are happening. In Canada, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that sound animal care standards are in place. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* A key factor for successfully renewing the Codes of Practice is achieving buy-in, particularly from industry as they are expected to follow the Code. This is done through• having industry initiate the development of their Code,• ensuring that Code Development Committee members bring a broad range of expertise and industry knowledge, and• providing opportunities for all stakeholders to provide input.This confidential survey is one tool that will help ensure we get full participation from all stakeholders. You are an important part of this process and your input is critical to updating the Equine Code of Practice. Your privacy will be protected. You will have the option to receive updates on the equine code development process, if you wish. The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is conducting a survey to gain stakeholder insights on the Codes of Practice and views on the care and handling of equine. Your participation is important. To complete this 10 minute survey, go to www.nfacc.ca/codes-of-practice/equine and click on survey. Codes of Practice renewal project*NFACC is engaging in a multi-year project to renew the Codes of Practice for several farm animal species, including equine. Each species has a lead organization responsible for facilitating their individual Code’s development. For equine, it is Equine Canada. More information on the Code development process and progress on the various Codes under development are available from NFACC’s website http://www.nfacc.ca/. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP * Funding for the Codes of Practice is provided by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Flexibility Fund (Addressing Domestic and International Market Expectations Relative to Farm Animal Welfare).
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo All three judges on the panel– Justices Rishi Persaud, Dawn Gregory-Barnes along with Justice Priya Sewnarine – provided separate rulings, but all agreed on the need to dismiss the appeal, noting that the appeal was the fourth court matter since the elections were held. The three-member panel, in a near three-hour ruling, also agreed that most of the challenges raised during the appeal heard last Saturday were res judicata meaning that they were matters that had been adjudicated by a competent court and therefore may not be pursued further by the same parties. GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Court of Appeal on Thursday unanimously dismissed an appeal against a ruling in a lower court and gave the appellants one day to decide on their next move, as the challenges to the disputed March 2 elections seem to now be nearing an end. He said that even in the face of a 24-hour stay granted by the Court of Appeal, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must now move ahead with declaring the winner of the elections in keeping with the recount figures. The appellant, Misenga Jones, had earlier appealed the July 20th ruling of Chief Justice Roxanne George on the grounds that she had erred in her judgement. Jones had challenged the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) move to make a declaration of the March 2 elections, using votes tabulated by the national recount process, which she said was ruled unconstitutionally by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on July 8. In the meantime, the leader of the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday, welcomed the ruling. In dismissing the appeal as being frivolous and vexatious, the Court of Appeal also upheld that the Chief Elections Officer, as an employee of GECOM, must do as he is told by the Commission. “We are pleased that the decision was unanimous in this regard,” Jagdeo said during a virtual briefing moments after the judgment was handed down. The recount shows the PPP winning the elections by over 15,000 votes.