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Say NO to UPOV ’91

Ottawa is moving quickly to implement the UPOV ’91 plant breeders’ rights convention with first reading in Parliament of the Agricultural Growth Act, an agricultural omnibus bill. The proponents for this move say that doing this will keep private plant-breeding money in Canada and stop us from somehow immediately turning into Luddites. What is never

I could forgive Pamela Wallin for ‘clerical errors’

CORRECTED, Aug. 22, 2013: When Bill C-18, the legislation wrecking the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) was rapidly making its way through the House and Senate in 2011 it became clear that neither of the two standing committees on agriculture were going to come to the Prairies. As a result nearly 40 farmers from across the