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Erin O’Toole.

Ag groups welcome O’Toole to new role

Erin O’Toole has won the leadership race for the Conservative Party of Canada,so what does that mean for ag?

Agricultural groups say they are eager to start working with the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). Erin O’Toole’s Aug. 24 victory means a new face for producers to lobby on the issues important to them. A new name at the head of the Conservative Party of Canada means the ag sector

Opinion: Conservative front-runners both ag supporters

There are, however, important policy distinctions between Peter MacKay and Erin O’Toole

A new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) is expected to be crowned in August. For non-members of the party, this news might be easy to miss. COVID-19-related news has dominated headlines for months and it has been easy to disregard the leadership race that could determine who will be Canada’s next prime


Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in Winnipeg on Oct. 14, 2019, during the federal election campaign.

Comment: Conservative leadership and the carbon price

The majority of ballots cast in the last federal election were for parties that support carbon taxes

As the results of the most recent federal election poured in, pointing more and more towards the pollster-predicted minority Liberal government, I received a text from an old contact in Regina. He suggested the Conservative Party of Canada under Andrew Scheer’s leadership would never be able to form government. It wasn’t a unique opinion, but

Then-Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier speaks at the party's leadership convention in Toronto on May 26, 2017.

Editorial: A big boom

It’s been quite the week in Ottawa. Even in the midst of harvest it was impossible to ignore the very public departure of former leadership front-runner Maxime Bernier from the Conservative Party of Canada’s benches. He didn’t just burn the bridges as he left, he took the time to dynamite the piers as he went,

Parklands-area rancher Ben Fox has served as president of Manitoba Beef Producers since February 2017.

Manitoba Beef Producers president resigns to seek federal nomination

Ben Fox is a second farm leader to throw his hat in the ring for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa

A second prominent farm leader has stepped down to make a bid for federal politics, and for the same party ticket in the same riding. Manitoba Beef Producers president Ben Fox, who ranches near Dauphin, stepped down from his post August 7, announcing his plans to seek the Conservative Party of Canada nomination for MP


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KAP president Mazier resigns to seek Tory nomination

Dan Mazier to seek Conservative candidacy for Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa

Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) president Dan Mazier resigned his position Friday so he can seek the Conservative Party of Canada’s nomination for MP in the Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa in western Manitoba. “I would like to acknowledge my sincere appreciation to all the (KAP) staff, executive, board and the members of KAP who have offered support and

Editorial: Punching above their weight

Anyone who feels farmers are a spent political force in Canada need only consult the results of the recent Conservative Party of Canada federal leadership race. Farmers may make up less than two per cent of the national population, but that Saturday night, as delegates voted for a new leader, a relative handful of farmers

Mr. President, you’re right: Supply management is unfair

Mr. President, you’re right: Supply management is unfair

The real victims of this unfairness are Canadian consumers however

Dear Mr. President, You may have heard about me during one of your State Department briefings. I am running to lead my party and replace Justin Trudeau as Canada’s prime minister after the next election. My whole platform is based on four principles: freedom, fairness, responsibility and respect. So I was very pleased when I


Lisa Raitt (l) and Gerry Ritz at a joint announcement in early 2015.

Ritz, Raitt take new posts in Conservative caucus

Former ministers all have different portfolios

After eight years as agriculture minister, Gerry Ritz has become the opposition critic on international trade. Former transport minister Lisa Raitt has moved on to the post of finance critic. Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose announced a sweeping shuffle of the responsibilities of the Conservative MPs that seems to have left no one in the