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Federal Tories critique lack of action on China

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Federal Opposition House Leader Candice Bergen has publicly ripped the federal government’s lack of action to deal with rising barriers against Canada’s substantial ag exports to China. China halted imports of Canadian meat effective Tuesday, the latest on the list of Canadian products China has blacklisted since the December arrest of Huawei executive […] Read more

Campaign season

With the federal election heating up, how nervous should Ontario’s dairy farmers and the West’s grain shippers start getting? By some accounts, quite nervous indeed

Reading Time: 6 minutes There was a time when farmers were front and centre in federal election campaigns. But no longer, it seems. With only about two per cent of the population involved in primary agriculture, it’s hard for this important industry to break through. “The reality is, the days of elections being won or lost on agriculture issues […] Read more

Canada's Minister of Agriculture, Gerry Ritz.

Canada’s top agriculture politicians on farm issues

Canada’s agriculture politicians say the coming campaign has plenty of grist for the mill, but none is expecting non-farmers to care much

Reading Time: 8 minutes Sometime between now and next fall, the federal election writ will be dropped and the 42nd Canadian federal election will be underway. Country Guide recently spoke to federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and the critics from the other two major parties about how they see agricultural issues playing out in the campaign. As you might […] Read more