“Stark” Talk Needed to Sell Urban Canada on the Real Value of Rural



Food is growing in importance, but rural Canada is losing its influence. How can that be? Former Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Joe Clark has a few ideas. They came to the fore last month for 700-plus participants at the Grain Farmers of Ontario popular March Classic, in London, ON. The organization made a good choice asking the former Prime Minister to speak at this annual gathering of farmers and suppliers. If anyone appreciates straight talk, it’s farmers. And to me, that’s what Clark was always good at – aw-shucks, down-home, out-west style straight talk. As politicians go, he always seemed…

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