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Stephen Harper Abandons Canada’s Hog Farmers

On Aug. 15, Gerry Ritz, Stephen Harper’s minister of agriculture, abandoned Canada’s hog farmers. After months of pleading for help, with a $3.2-billion sector at stake, the Harper government announced a loan program that only the most viable operations would consider, and a small amount to exit farmers out of the sector. Employing tens of

People Before Politics: Harper Has Failed To Deliver

For the past three years, the Harper government has been criss-crossing the country making announcement after announcement, promise after promise to Canadian farmers. Big commitments were made to help with things like cost of production, to help build processing capacity and to help farmers create practical programs on the ground. Unfor tunately, Stephen Harper and