Category: Politics

Talking election strategy with OFA’s Keith Currie

By: Bernard Tobin

November 22, 2017

For decades, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture has provided pointed advice to provincial politicians seeking to win power in the country’s most...Read more »

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From taxation to trade, how is the Trudeau brand holding up?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

November 21, 2017

(Justin Trudeau/flickr.com)

With taxation troubles, trade missteps and realigning political forces across Canada’s political landscape, it appears Prime Minister Justin...Read more »

Liberals drop plan to restrict lifetime capital gains exemptions

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 16, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger took a quick trip to...Read more »

Ontario minimum wage hike ‘devastating’ to horticulture producers

By: RealAgriculture News Team

October 2, 2017

In May, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced that the province would see three hikes in general minimum wage over 18 months. The first increase...Read more »

Canadian cattle industry receives over $4 million in federal investment

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 15, 2017

Debra Murphy, 2016.

The Canadian cattle industry will receive a $4.4 million boost in federal investments. Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and Member of...Read more »

Gerry Ritz announces he’s moving on from federal politics

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 30, 2017

Gerry Ritz

Former agriculture minister Gerry Ritz is leaving federal politics. Ritz, 66, plans to announce he will step down as MP for Battlefords-Lloydminster...Read more »

MacAulay remains in place after Liberal cabinet shuffle

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 28, 2017

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue in Toronto on June 5, 2017 (Photo: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced changes to the Ministry, Monday, with a federal cabinet shuffle that will see the Ministry of Indigenous and...Read more »

Alanna Koch throws her name in the Saskatchewan Party leadership ring

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 28, 2017

Alanna Koch at the 2015 Advancing Women Conference.

In a decision that had been rumoured for weeks, Alanna Koch, Deputy Minister to the Premier of Saskatchewan, has officially announced her intention...Read more »

The reason for Brad Wall’s close relationship with farmers

By: Shaun Haney

August 19, 2017

Alanna Koch at the 2015 Advancing Women Conference.

Last week when Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced he is retiring from public politics, ag twitter exploded with an outpouring of kind words and...Read more »

Brad Wall announces retirement

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 10, 2017

Brad Wall in the 2011 leaders’ debate (By DanielPaquet; CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

After almost 10 years as Premier of Saskatchewan, in a surprise to many, Brad Wall announced his upcoming retirement from politics on Thursday....Read more »

Goodbye, Glen Murray — Ontario farmers will never forget you

By: Shaun Haney

August 1, 2017

Glen Murray

I thought goodbyes were supposed to be hard, and that they usually bring tears, hugs, and long waves of sorrow. Not always. Glen Murray’s...Read more »

President Trump says U.S. gained access into China for beef because he asked for it

By: Shaun Haney

July 18, 2017

China’s president during visit to Mar-a-Lago in April.

Negotiating trade deals to increase market access is typically not easy. Non-tariff barriers, thickening borders, and increased commerce bureaucracy...Read more »

Should politicians talk agriculture on the urban campaign trail?

By: RealAgriculture News Team

June 1, 2017

An estimated 2,000 consumers visited Veldale Farms near Woodstock, Ontario, for Breakfast on the Farm in June 2016.

City dwellers may not have much connection to the farm these days but there’s growing evidence that they value the agri-food industry’s ability...Read more »

Dairy farmers made a difference in Scheer’s surprise win over Bernier

By: Kelvin Heppner

May 29, 2017

(via @CPC_HQ, Twitter)

Many dairy and poultry farmers across Canada breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday night as Andrew Scheer defeated front-runner Maxime Bernier...Read more »

Bill 17 follows up on Bill 6, gives Alberta farm workers the right to unionize — Interview with Oneil Carlier

By: RealAgriculture News Team

May 29, 2017

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Oneil Carlier, in conversation with Shaun Haney at Farmtech.

Last week, the Alberta government introduced Bill 17, the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, which updates Alberta’s Labour Code and...Read more »

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