One of the federal opposition parties in full favour of carbon pricing is lending its support to calls by farm groups for a carbon tax break for grain drying. Vancouver Island MP Paul Manly, the Green Party’s caucus critic for agriculture, announced the party’s position Monday. “We support the grain producers of Canada in their
The federal Green Party’s plan to move Canada to zero emissions by 2050 supports the near-term use of plant-based biofuels — “but not from food that could otherwise feed Canadians.” Ahead of Monday’s federal election, the party released a climate action plan dubbed “Mission: Possible” that would ban the use of internal combustion engines in
With campaign season officially in full swing for the provincial election, the Manitoba Co-operator caught up with the parties to talk agriculture. The parties we spoke to all polled regularly above five per cent for the past year. All parties had plenty to say about their vision for agriculture in Manitoba, bridging the rural/urban divide,
The party holding the balance of power in British Columbia’s legislature wants to curb foreign ownership of farmland in the province’s Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). Green Party leader Andrew Weaver on Thursday introduced the Property Law Amendment Act as a private member’s bill, which he said “would prohibit foreign entities from purchasing ALR land over
QUESTION: Each year, Manitoba producers pay tens of thousands of dollars in education tax on their farmland. While farmers are eligible for an 80 per cent education tax rebate, that rebate is capped at $5,000, meaning larger operations are unable to claim much of the rebate. What is your party’s policy on farmland education tax rebates?
The word “agriculture” may not have made it into the text of the Paris climate agreement, but in Manitoba, climate change and agriculture have been appearing together a lot in recent days. Only a few weeks ago the Manitoba government released its Climate Change and Green Economy Action Plan, and now Manitoba’s Green Party has
Eat, Think, Vote. That was the theme of several events across the country to get local candidates talking about food policy, including one for the Brandon-Souris riding here last week. It was hosted by Small Farms Manitoba in partnership with Sharing the Table Manitoba and Manitoba Alternative Food Research Alliance. Liberal candidate Jodi Wynman and
Clear trade rules, measures to manage financial risk and access to sufficient workers are key issues among farm organizations that have released their positions for the Oct. 19 federal election. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, the Canadian Pork Council and Cereals Canada have all waded into the campaign with policy statements.
ATory MP is hoping to win all-party support for a bill that would ban bulk water transfers from Canada. “Canadians need to know that our water is not for sale,” said Larry Miller, who is also chair of the Commons agriculture committee. “It’s not a commodity like coal or iron ore or oil.” Miller has
CO-OPERATOR STAFF /OTTERBURNE Business students at Providence University College received a firsthand look at politics in the lead-up to the provincial election with an on-campus debate broadcast live on Goldenwest Radio. All in all I think it was really good, it was great to see everyone come out to take part, said 22-year-old Andrew Friesen.